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Our Town 125 and 100 Years Ago: August Part II


125+ YEARS AGO: The second half of August 1897 in Montana was a tough one when it came to the loss of life. Near Missoula, a woman died from burns when the hay wagon she was riding on caught fire. Near Helmville, a poor family lost all three of their children when the home burned down, probably from the children playing with matches. A music teacher in Great Falls tried suicide with morphine after he took a young student for a nude swimming excursion and she drowned. Jefferson County had the least amount of sheep in Montana with only 62 at a value of $109. Choteau County had th...


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