Our Town 100 Years Ago: December, Part II
December 21, 2022
December, Part 2
Those living in December 1896 would be amazed at how things seem to be repeating in 2022. Wheat crops were failing in the "old world" causing famine; four banks in the eastern U. S. failed; there is public unrest in China against the ruling class, and crimes in other parts of the country make the front page of the Zephyr. The following news items are taken as written from the December 18 and 25, 1896 editions of the Jefferson Valley Zephyr.
Mining News: Messrs. Cutler and Wilkinson, of the Gold Hill property near Gaylord, were in Butte for several days looking after the fir...