Jefferson Valley Museum 

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


August 9, 2023


A local group on a summer campout and picnic in 1923.

125 YEARS AGO: AUGUST PART I: While the weather is in the news a lot right now in early August, it did not make headlines back in 1897. Here in Montana, there were headlines about mine injuries, suicides, and the price of silver dropping to 55.5 cents per ounce while lead was bringing $3.60 and a woman killed by lightning in Granite County. The following news items are taken as written from the August 6 and 14, 1897 editions of the Jefferson Valley Zephyr.

Waifs From Waterloo: Arthur Hunt and Miss Bertie Switzer were married in Butte last week. A few friends gathered at their home on their...

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