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Whitehall Oral History Program A Success

The first Oral History program was held at the Jefferson Valley Museum on Wednesday, September 21st. At least 15 attendees listened to the recorded interview between Roy Milligan, Sr. and Bernard May... Full story

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago - September Part II

During the second half of September in 1896, there was a dynamite plot against Queen Victoria, and a war was raging in Europe with reports of an organized massacre of civilians. Here in Montana...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: 9/14/2022

Was it a change in the weather or something else? By September 1896, law and order in the valley seemed to have withered in the summer heat. The rest of the state was not much better. Constable...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago...August Part II

Mining was the newsmaker in the Jefferson Valley in late August 1896. Outside of our valley, there was a national debate on backing the dollar with silver; a yacht race on Lake Erie was canceled due...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: August Part I

In August 1896, a heatwave was making the nation swelter; Texas was scorching hot with temperatures of 107 to 112 reported. Hundreds of deaths were reported in New York City; Chicago reported 577...

 

Rotary Club Presents Their 80th Wheelchair Award

Rotary Club President Wayne Peterson presented Pastor Bill Lanes with the latest Wheelchair Award for the Assembly of God Church. This is in appreciation for the use of their fellowship area during...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: July Part II

July Part 2 July 1896 offered a lot of storms, locally and across the nation. There was dissent in the Democratic party on who to nominate for President, storms in South Dakota and Nebraska killed...

 
 By ARLENE WEBER    Community    July 6, 2022

Our Town 100 Years Ago: July Part 1

In early July 1896, a general election was just months away and backing our dollar with silver was in debate. In Wilkesbarre, Pennsylvania more than 40 miners were killed in a cave in. United...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: June Part II

In 1896, just like today, people were looking forward to the official start of summer. Nationally, headlines included the fire that destroyed Hope, Idaho; the first session of the 53rd Congress...

 
 By ARLENE WEBER    News    June 8, 2022

Last Chance For Rotary Fishpond Tiles

The Whitehall Rotary Club is offering one last chance to order engraved tiles at the historic fishpond in the center of town. There are up to 26 full tiles available for engraving; 4 at the bottom of...

 
 By ARLENE WEBER    Community    June 8, 2022

Our Town 100 Years Ago: June 1922 Part I

June 1896 in the Jefferson Valley: Whitehall is a growing community, and everyone is eagerly awaiting the official start of summer. But rain is making the rivers rise and threatening cropland. Nationa...

 
 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...

 

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