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Our Town 125 and 100 Years Ago: February Part II


February 22, 2023


Liberty Cafe in 1923, operated by Adele Flaherty

The second half of February 1897 had plenty of news events. National headlines in Whitehall's Jefferson Valley Zephyr included turmoil in the senate and a bill in the house to appropriate money for the armor plating of war vessels; a lavish inauguration was being planned for McKinley; a bank failure in Idaho hit close to home; and proclamations made by President Cleveland set aside seven areas of land referred to as forest reservations including areas in the Flathead, Lewis and Clark forest, and the Bitter Root. Here in our valley, the focus was closer to home. The following articles are ta...

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