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Our Town 125 and 100 Years Ago...March, Part I

8 YEARS AGO - MARCH, PART I: March 1899 came in like a lion in weather and news. There were troubled relations between the U.S. and Spain over events in Cuba. On March 8, 1899, the U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously to make $50 million available for national defense. Jury tampering was suspected in Wilkesbarre, PA when they acquitted Sheriff Martin and his deputies for the killing of strikers. Russia was threatening to move troops into Manchuria. At Anaconda, Montana, three miners died, and a fourth was expected to join them after they all consumed wood alcohol. The weather in t...

 

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