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


All was not quiet in Montana back in June of 1897. A sheepherder had been killed by a group of renegade Cheyenne and seven more deaths followed. Ranchers were arming themselves and fear was rampant in eastern Montana. In western Montana, bets were being placed at the racetrack in Anaconda where nearly 150 horses were listed. In the eastern United States, new appointments were being made for federal government offices; a Christian mission in China was attacked and all were feared dead; and in Butte, a vigilante committee of 10 was formed, mostly members of the old Alder Gulch vigil...


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