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

By RAEMARIE BRUCE
Jefferson County Museum 

This Month in Montana History: December

 

December 14, 2022

Photo courtesy JEFFERSON COUNTY MUSEUM

December 16th 1862, 160 years ago: William A. Clark is born in Colorado. Clark would serve as an attorney in Virginia City for 25 years before being elected to Congress in 1895. In 1912, he would become Judge for the Fifth Judicial District from 1912 until his death in 1921. Most notably, he was the judge in the case against Butte Mine Worker President Muckle McDonald, whom he sentenced to jail.

December 19th 1863, 159 years ago: Virginia City holds a three-day outdoor "miner court" trial for road agent George Ives, accused of murdering Nicholas Tiebolt. Ives is found guilty and sentenced t...



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