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Our Town 125 and 100 Years Ago...January 1898 and 1924, Part I

8 YEARS AGO - JANUARY, PART I: A new year has just begun and a new century is just around the corner in January 1898. Unfortunately, miner deaths in Butte and Anaconda were all too commonplace. In London, Ontario, 30 people were killed when the floor in the city hall collapsed under the weight of several thousand who had gathered after election polls had closed. The U.S. Congress was heading back to work with a focus on the Hawaiian annexation question, a contested senate seat for Oregon, and immigration and finances. In Arkansas, a horrific tornado struck Fort Smith, killing at least 50 peo...


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