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Oxford and Palace bars honored for historic preservation


Last updated 5/23/2023 at 11:32am

Havre Daily News/Patrick Johnston

Havre/Hill County Historic Preservation Commision Chair Wade Bitz, from left, and commission members Keith Doll and Debbie Vandeberg and former Palace Bar owner Jupe Compton, Havre/Hill County Historic Preservation Officer Becki Miller and Palace Bar owners Mitch and Renessa Galland pose Monday in the Palace with the historic preservation award the commission presented the bar.

The Havre/Hill County Historic Preservation Commission presented historic preservation awards to the Oxford Sports Bar and the Palace Bar Monday for their efforts to preserve local history.

Oxford owner Will DeVries, who took over the bar from his father, Russ, in 2017, said it's great to be able to preserve the historic location while still being able to run a modernized bar, one with history that stretches back to 1900.

DeVries said he's only the fifth owner in the bar's history and he's glad to be a part of that line.

"It's cool to be able to carry on his legacy and also for the legac...

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