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Celebrating History: News from the Hill County Democrat


December 6, 2019

By Emily Mayer

Because The Havre Plaindealer’s issues abruptly ended November 8, 1919, and won’t resume until March of 1920, the Hill County Democrat will be used for the next few months.

At one time, coal was king in Montana, including Havre. Hill County had several coal mines, and it was coal that presumably brought my great-grandfather, Frank Bunton, to the area as he owned a coal mine somewhere in Hill County. He later became a homesteader near Simpson.

One hundred years ago, several mine workers were striking throughout the country, leaving some communities short of Black Gold....

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