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

125 Years Ago - January Part II: Mine tragedies in Butte, Anaconda, and near Georgetown continued in the second half of January. Three men died at the Gold Coin mine at Gold Coin near Georgetown when two of them "were nearly hurled into eternity." A man known as George May or George Fisher was arrested in Malta, Montana on a charge of bigamy. He had wives in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, Grand Forks and Devils Lake, North Dakota, and Glasgow, Montana. Thousands of cotton mill workers in New England refused to work after a major dispute with mill owners. In Halifax, Nova Scotia, more than 300 peo...


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