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Our Town 125 and 100 Years Ago...March, Part I


Like March 2023, in March 1897 the U. S. Congress was in session and discussing controversial issues. Two hot issues were the boundaries of the Alaska territory with Canada and a bill to prohibit the transmission of detailed accounts of prize fights by mail or telegraph. Federal officials were being accused of practicing deceit when it comes to a bill for opening the south half of the Colville Indian reservation to mineral resource development. In Montana, the Gallatin valley desperado McArther was captured in Fort Benton by Sheriff Clary of Choteau county and returned to Boze...


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