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 By ARLENE WEBER    News    May 25, 2022 

Jefferson Valley Museum Opens May 28

The Jefferson Valley Museum will open for the 2022 season on Saturday, May 28 and will be open for Memorial Day on Monday, May 30. Visitors are welcome between the hours of noon and 4 PM, Tuesday...

 
 By ARLENE WEBER    Community    May 25, 2022 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: May 1922 Part II

What were some of the national headlines in late May 1896? Some are similar to today: Twisters in the mid-west, election irregularities in Alabama, the U.S. House delaying any decisions on immigration measures, people campaigning for seats in...

 
 By ARLENE WEBER    Community    May 18, 2022

Our Town 100 Years Ago: May Part 1

One would think that things were a lot different back in 1896, and in many ways they were. But, some things were much like today. In May 1896, headlines included destructive tornadoes in Kansas, a fire in a Colorado town that left at least 2000...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: April 1896 and 1922, Part II

April of 1896 was not much different in weather than today. There was snow and cold; but, a welcome for the moisture that the disparate spring weather was bringing. The following news is taken as...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: April Part I

April 1896 & 1922 Part 1 In April 1896, people were eagerly awaiting the actual start of spring weather. Things in national headlines were not too different than now – murder-suicides, kidnapping plots for a prominent person, political bantering....

 

Rotary Club Recognizes Bill Pullman

The Whitehall Rotary Club presented their latest Wheelchair Award to Bill Pullman in recognition of his many service projects to the community and the valley. These include the film premier that...

 
 By ARLENE WEBER    News    March 30, 2022

Jefferson Valley Museum Annual Meeting April 7

The annual meeting of the Jefferson Valley Museum will be held on Thursday, April 7th in the Star Theater at 7:00 PM. Doors will open at 6:30 PM. A short business meeting will be conducted before the program starts to update museum members on the...

 
 By ARLENE WEBER    News    March 30, 2022

WHS Class of '72 Reunion Planned for July

The Whitehall High School class of 1972 is planning to gather for their 50th reunion in Whitehall on the evening of July 23rd at the Jefferson Valley Museum. There is no dinner planned at this time, but there will be refreshments available. For...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: March 1922

Headlines in March 1896 bear a similarity to what you might read today. There was political unrest, murders, suicides, concerns about grain prices, and a horrific storm in the Pacific Ocean that...

 

3rd Graders Receive Reference Books

Whitehall third graders received new reference books from Rotarians Candace Ahlin and Arlene Weber. The books include a full dictionary and a reference section with information on the states, world...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: March Part I

In 1896, winter was refusing to leave as the month of March rolled in. Fruit farmers in Idaho were worried that the extreme cold might have killed their trees. Miners in our valley were putting down...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: February Part II

FEBRUARY Part II In February 1896, New York City was experiencing "the coldest recorded here since the establishment of the Weather Bureau." The East Coast was reporting temperatures as low as -48....

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: February, Part I

FEBRUARY - PART I In 1896, the Sousa band was a popular feature at concerts and in February 1896 had a lot of Whitehall residents headed to Butte to listen to the Sousa military band concert. The foll...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: January 1896 part 2

January 1896 was starting out cold and snowy but that did not stop people from getting out and about. The following were written in the late January 1896 editions of the Whitehall Zephyr. Died. John...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: January 1896

There was plenty to celebrate at the beginning of 1896 and 1922 even with winter still keeping people close to the woodstove. Whitehall was rebuilding after a series of serious fires during early...

 
 By ARLENE WEBER    News    December 22, 2021

Rotary Spreads Holiday Cheer to Food Pantry

The Whitehall Food Pantry received two checks on December 14th to help support its efforts to feed local people in need. The Whitehall Rotary Club has been a long-time supporter of the Food Pantry,...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: December 1921 Part 2

December 1921 Part 2 The years 1895 and 1921 are about over. In 1895, our town was still pushing past its infant stage of development. In 1921, we were feeling the growing pains of expansion and...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: December 1921

The year was coming to an end. People in 1895 and 1921 were dealing with a tough winter, illness, and politics. The December 1895 news is taken as written from the Whitehall Zephyr December 6 and 13...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: November Part 2

The 1895 news is taken directly from November 15, 22, and 29 editions of the Whitehall Zephyr. News from November 1921 is based on notes made by Roy Milligan Sr. from late November editions of the Jefferson Valley News. The accompanying ad is from No...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: November, Part 1

November Part 1 The winters of 1895 and 1921-22 were nasty. Travel had improved by the 20s but a trip to Butte could still be a major undertaking. The news from 1895 is as it was written in the...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: October 1895

Late October 1895 was a busy time for Whitehall. Crops were in, the town was growing and short on water (no sewer or water system yet served the community) and kids were back in school. The following...

 

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....

 

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