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

Creating Fiction from History: 8/10/2022

 

August 10, 2022

Photo courtesy JEFFERSON VALLEY MUSEUM

Her parents might have had an inkling, but when little Destiny Phantasia Fairchild first appeared on the scene in September of 1871, she looked like a fairly normal newborn baby.

Douglas and Antonia Fairchild obviously knew something, blessing her with such an ostentatious name. In that day and age especially, what with the fledgling nation still reeling from its first civil conflict, people were ready to grasp the slightest little ray of hope.

It didn't take long, then, when she emerged on the shores of Massachusetts, not too far, in fact, from where the shot heard round the world was fi...



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