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


June 1897 was a busy news month, especially the second half. In Missoula, a large stable owned by the Higgins brothers was burned by an arsonist resulting in the death of five horses and a young 16 year- old practice boy. In the Big Hole Basin, William Christenson, a wealthy landowner known as the terror of that country, was shot by Sheriff Smith when he tried to escape justice. Outside of Montana, Mason City, Iowa was struck by a cyclone that killed several people and left a destructive path at least a half-mile wide. The Connecticut River was flooding, causing at least 20 mi...


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