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

8 YEARS AGO - April, Part II: There is always good and bad news every month of every year. In the second half of April 1899, the good and bad made headlines. The Anaconda Company coal washer at Belt, Montana, was destroyed by fire and affected the livelihood of dozens of men. The two houses of Congress were fighting over a resolution about Spain's invasion of Cuba. Bertha Maxwell of Boulder sued prominent mining man John Holmes for breach of promise of marriage (there is much more to this story). The general manager of the Parrot company tells the 625 employees of the smelter and all other c...


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