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

By ARLENE WEBER
Jefferson Valley Museum 

Our Town 100 Years Ago - September Part II

 

September 28, 2022

Photo courtesy JEFFERSON VALLEY MUSEUM

WHS football team practicing on the dirt field on the south side of the tracks near the old railroad depot.

During the second half of September in 1896, there was a dynamite plot against Queen Victoria, and a war was raging in Europe with reports of an organized massacre of civilians. Here in Montana rainfall in the state was the greatest known in the summer months, Tom McFadden, a Powder River ranchman and old Indian scout, was killed by being thrown from a vicious horse, and The Old Faithful mine near Bannock may have the richest body of ore discovered in the world-17 ounces of rock yield a quarter pound of gold. In Whitehall, things were a little calmer than in the first half of the month.

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