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Our Town 125 and 100 Years Ago: April, Part I

8 YEARS AGO - April, Part I: The headlines in early April 1898 were filled with trouble from across the country and worldwide. A lengthy article reviewed the finding of the naval court of inquiry into the sinking of the battleship Maine in the harbor at Havana. Happenings in Butte, as usual, provided many of the front-page articles. Several more victims of the Hale house fire were removed from the building's ashes; Mary Bradley, "a member of Butte's lower stratum of society, committed suicide." A murder trial in Butte ended with the accused guilty and his attorneys facing disbarment for subo...


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