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This Month in Montana History


October 26, 2022

October 3rd, 1825, 197 years ago: Thomas J. Galbraith is born in Pennsylvania. He became the first elected Judge for the Fifth Judicial District of Montana in 1889 and served until 1893.

October 17th, 1855, 167 years ago: The Judith River treaty is signed by representatives of Piegan, Blood, Blackfoot, Atsina, Salish, Kalispel, and Kootenai tribes, making areas in the northeast and southern Montana, including what would become Jefferson County, common hunting ground.

October 13th, 1863, 159 years ago: Travelling merchant Lloyd Magruder is murdered outside of Alder Gulch. This is one of the...

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