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

Jefferson Valley Museum 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: February, Part I


February 2, 2022


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 following items are taken as written from the February 7 and 14, 1896 editions of the Whitehall Zephyr. The picture is an advertisement from the February 7th edition.

Frenchy Miller recently made a batch of cream-colored soap, and after cutting it into small pieces, placed it in a cheese box near the front window. In the meantime, a brakeman came in and swiped a chunk thinking it was cheese. He ate...

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