By Arlene Weber
Jefferson Valley Museum 

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 then. The papers had articles that editorialized the following: a distorted report of a mineral find in the Golden Valley 10 miles southwest of town; the new $1.00 tax on business as reported by the Yellowstone Journal which said in part, "One of the most aggravating features of the new license law is the arbitrary charge of $1.00 treasurer's fee on every license issued;" and the new jury law th...

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