Jefferson Valley Museum 

Our Town 125 and 100 Years Ago...


November 8, 2023

125 YEARS AGO: NOVEMBER, PART I: In early November 1897, there was plenty of Montana and national news. It was reported that Butte counted 52 deaths during October, a number of them miners who experienced horrible deaths and some ladies of questionable morals in the shady parts of town. A young man dropped dead in Marysville while dancing a waltz; Louis Desberges of Great Falls had been of unsound mind for some time, attempted suicide by jumping in the Missouri River; four men escaped from prison at Deer Lodge with two captured in Pocatello, Idaho; and a young school teacher in Sweet Grass...

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