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

By ARLENE WEBER
Jefferson Valley Museum 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: July Part 1

 

In early July 1896, a general election was just months away and backing our dollar with silver was in debate. In Wilkesbarre, Pennsylvania more than 40 miners were killed in a cave in. United Confederate Veterans were holding their 6th annual reunion in Richmond, Virginia; the Equal Suffrage Convention was being held in Boise, Idaho; and horseracing was a big draw in Anaconda, Montana.

Here in the Jefferson Valley, there were changes in businesses, people getting married, and construction on the smelter at Gaylord was in full swing. The following articles are taken as written in the July 3...



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