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

By RAE BRUCE
Jefferson County Museum 

This Month in Montana History: June

 

JUNE

June 5, 1901 (121 years ago): The Montana School for the Deaf and Dumb in Boulder honors its first graduates, Lena Flesher and Blaine Hurst. At the time, the school was referred to as the Montana Deaf and Dumb Asylum, reflecting accurate terminology of the time, but by our standards, it is more accurate to call it by its later name of a school. Here, blind students learned various manual industries and deaf students learned lip-reading, in addition to standard academics.

June 11, 1880 (142 years ago): Jeannette Rankin is born in Missoula. She would represent Montana in the United State...



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