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Our Town 100+ Years Ago: May, Part I

8+ YEARS AGO - May, Part I: Front page headlines in May 1898 Jefferson Valley Zephyr editions featured war stories, states rights vs. the attempt to nationalize the military forces, banks in Montana and Germany in trouble, death on Montana roads from people being thrown from wagons, riots in Italy over taxes on flour; and, Butte being "infested with the toughest gang of crooks and hoboes every seen within the confines of Silver Bow county..." Whitehall finally gained a local undertaker named Andy Less, who would become the town's second mayor. His advertisement from May 1898 is featured in t...

 

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