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Celebrating History: Lots in cops and court including 'Long George' Francis


By Emily Mayer

The Havre Plaindealer’s July 12, 1919 edition was chock-full of local news. The big news stories were about recent raids resulting in arrests for gambling, blind-pigging, or vagrancy. Of course, most of these raids took place near Shorty Young’s infamous Honky-Tonk. Both men and women were busted, and one special agent took extra effort to arrest a “Chinaman.” That portion of the lengthy article reads:

Some of the methods pursued by these investigators have drawn considerable criticism and one or two alleged cases are especially repugnant to all sense of honor. One...

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