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Our Town 100 Years Ago: October 1921, Part 1

October 1921, Part 1 The Jefferson Valley was a busy place in 1895. The Sunlight Mine, Lime Spur, the Parrott Smelter project, and a large sawmill in Perry Canyon were just a few business endeavors...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: September

Whitehall was a fast-growing community in the fall of 1895. Here are some excerpts from the Whitehall Zephyr late September editions of that year as they were written. The editor had a sense of humor...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: September

The following is as written in the September 6 and 13 editions of the 1895 Whitehall Zephyr. The paper contained local as well as news from other parts of the US and from the world. The Zephyr would...

 
 By Arlene Weber    News    August 25, 2021

East of the East Side Book Discussion at Museum

The Jefferson Valley Museum is hosting a discussion of the new non-fiction book "East of the East Side" with Christy Leskovar on the evening of Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 7:00 PM in the museum barn....

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: August

The following is written as printed in the late August 1895 editions of the Whitehall Zephyr. The accompanying photo is an advertisement from the August edition. PERSONAL CHAT – Rev. Warman left...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: August

The following is as written in August 1895 editions of the Whitehall Zephyr. The accompanying photo is of an advertisement from one of those issues. Dance at Silver Star. Those who attended say that...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago

The following is taken as written from late July 1895 editions of the Whitehall Zephyr. 19th Century Montana was different in many ways, yet today in some ways, we are not much different than back...

 

Rotarians Clean Up Historic Fish Pond Area

Members of the Whitehall Rotary Pond did some sprucing up around the fishpond in anticipation of the Frontier Days weekend....

 

Johnsons Receive Rotary Club Award

Rich and Lonna Johnson are the latest recipients of the Whitehall Rotary Club's Wheelchair Award in recognition of their community service through the Saddle Club and numerous youth activities. Since...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: July 12

The following is taken as written in early July editions of the Whitehall Zephy, 1895. The accompanying ads appeared in the July 12, 1895 edition, and yes, the one ad was printed upside down. We were pleased to meet Mr. John H. Weingard, of Silver St...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: June

The following is taken as written from the June 21 and 28, 1895 editions of the Whitehall Zephyr. We were pleased to meet Mr. Martin Lundwall of the Madison County Monitor, Twin Bridges this week....

 

Our Town 100+ Years Ago: June 7, 1895

The following is taken from the June 7, 1895 Whitehall Zephyr as it was written. The accompanying ad is also from that edition of the paper. BOULDER JOTTINGS. The rains of the last few days were just...

 
 By Arlene Weber    Community    June 9, 2021

Community Integrated Healthcare Program Meeting

The Whitehall Rotary Club is having a program about Community Integrated Healthcare (CIH) on Monday evening, June 14th, at 6:30 PM in the fellowship room at the Trinity United Methodist Church. The public is welcome to attend and learn more about...

 
 By Arlene Weber    Community    June 9, 2021

Jefferson Valley Museum Holding Fundraiser June 19th

The Jefferson Valley Museum will hold an antique appraisal fundraiser on Saturday, June 19th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the museum. Local appraiser Roger Richmond will help people learn more about the value of the items they bring in. Each person...

 
 By Arlene Weber    Community    May 26, 2021

Our Town 100 Years Ago: May 1921 Part 2

May 1921 Part 2 The following are taken as written from May 1895 editions of the Whitehall Zephyr SCHOOL BONDS: Saturday, May 25th, one week from tomorrow, an election will be held for the purpose of...

 
 By Arlene Weber    Community    May 26, 2021

Jefferson Valley Museum Opens for the Season on May 29

The Jefferson Valley Museum will open for its 26th season on Saturday, May 29th with the museum open Noon to 4:00 PM, Tuesday through Sunday with Monday openings on Memorial Day and Labor Day. The season ends on September 15th. The museum volunteers...

 
 By Arlene Weber    Community    May 12, 2021

Our Town 100 Years Ago - May 1921

May 1895 The following is taken as written from the May 3, 1895 Whitehall Zephyr. The accompanying photo is of an ad from the same edition. Charlie Wagonbreth is constructing a fine ice-box in his mar...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: April 1921

April 1921 Part 2: The following is taken as written in April editions of the 1895 Whitehall Zephyr. A petition has been circulated in Boulder and extensively signed, praying for a direct mail...

 

Our Town 100+ Years Ago: 4/14/2021

The following is taken from the Whitehall Zephyr, April 5, 1895, as it was written. The accompanying ad is also from that edition. Sam Wade has bought the restaurant property, on the corner opposite F...

 

Our Town 100+ Years Ago: March 1895

The March weather of 1895 in the Jefferson Valley was not a lot different than now. There were blizzards and warm days and people were busy going here and there. Back then, the Zephyr reported the...

 

Jefferson Valley Museum: Meeting & Program Announced

The annual meeting of the Jefferson Valley Museum will be on Thursday, April 8th,7:00 PM, at the Star Theater in Whitehall. The featured program this year will be “The Tebay Legacy” featuring the story of John Tebay who built one of the first...

 

Our Town 100+ Years Ago

March 1, 1895 Journalism in 1895 had a much different tone than today. This first section is as written from the March 1, 1895 Jefferson Valley Zephyr. The advertisement is also from that edition. In...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: February 1921, part II

FEBRUARY 1921, PART 2 Whitehall was a very young community in 1895 and journalism had a much different tone than today. This first section and the business ad are taken as written from the February...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: February 1921

FEBRUARY 1921 PART 1 We will start with some news, as it was written, from the February 2 & 8, 1895 Whitehall Zephyr. The dance given by the band boys on the night of January 25th was not nearly...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: January 1921, part 2

January 1921, Part 2 The "Our Town" articles will have an extra bonus this year. The first couple of paragraphs will be taken from an 1895 edition of the Jefferson Valley Zephyr and will be as...

 

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