The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Arlene Weber
Jefferson Valley Museum 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: September


September 22, 2021

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 and was prone to slightly embellish some stories.

A tramp recently applied to Mrs. Simpkins, of Boulder, for something to eat and after kindly gratifying the vicious brute’s request he grabbed her by the arm and bit it severely. The scoundrel was arrested and sentenced to 4 months’ imprisonment, accompanied by a fine of $100; when released, a committee armed with blacksnakes should furnish...

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