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Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 12/10/1997

December 10, 1997

John Jardine, 75, one of Whitehall’s most cherished and prominent residents, died in a plane crash on Sunday, December 7th, when the airplane he was in collided in mid-air with another private airplane about 10 miles north of Bozeman. Jardine, who retired from his Whitehall law practice in 1992 and moved to Red Lodge, was a virtual institution in Whitehall.

Jardine was a former Town of Whitehall attorney, a state legislator from the area, and a Whitehall State Bank (now Rocky Mountain Bank) board of directors member for 37 years, many of them as chairman. Jardine was also ban...


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