Our Town 125 and 100 Years Ago: February Part I
February 8, 2023
FEBRUARY, PART I
1897 was starting out with turmoil and political division. There were calls in Washington D. C. for major bank reforms to help curb the financial problems in the country; a bill proposed to give money for the Nicaragua canal project was strongly objected to since it would give millions to a company worth only about one-half of a million; the war in Cuba was still raging; the Montana legislature put thumbs down on 53 bills and passed 16 which included the creation of Broadwater county by taking parts of Meagher and Jefferson counties; and changing the name of the College of...