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Our Town 100 Years Ago: 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. Here in Whitehall, people were taking another winter in stride. Montana Governor Rickards and other members of the state capitol commission were in Olympia, Washington to gather information before erecting a new capital complex for our state. The following news items are taken as written from the Whitehall Zephyr, February 21 and 28, 1896 editions.

WATERLOO: Monday evening, Feb. 24, a concert –...


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