Jefferson Valley Museum 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: 9/14/2022


September 14, 2022


The First National Bank on the corner of Legion and Division, circa 1922.

Was it a change in the weather or something else? By September 1896, law and order in the valley seemed to have withered in the summer heat. The rest of the state was not much better. Constable Thomas Coombs of Butte was attacked by five "roughs" and nearly beaten to death when he tried to serve an arrest warrant on one of the men; Mrs. Rose Heimbach of South Butte was thrown in jail for attacking Mrs. Susie Snelling with vitriol after Rose said, "You can have my husband, but first take this, and if that don't kill you I have something that will; and one mile north of East Helena 14-year-ol...

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