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

125+ Years Ago: October Part II - October 1897 was ending much as it began. More miners died in Butte, a woman overdosed on drugs in her room on the Galena alley, Veno the Healer was arrested for bilking Butte citizens out of at least $7000 and the well-known John A. Baker shot himself in his home on North Crystal Street. Outside of Montana, a mayoral election was being held in the huge three-million-strong metropolis of New York City with the yearly pay for the mayor set at $15,000. In Japan, Americans were not at all welcome. Yellow fever was running rampant in New Orleans. The town of Wi...

 

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