Jefferson Valley Museum 

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 their tools of the trade and heading to hotels to try and stay warm. Grover Cleveland, the president of the United States, was not too popular in the west due to his downward-looking attitude toward our people. Here, as written in the Whitehall Zephyr, are some news highlights from the March 6th and 13th, 1896 editions.

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