Down Memory Lane

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Friday, February 21, 1919, 100 Years Ago, Preparing for Wolf Roundup...

Wolves in the section of the county boarding on the Yellowstone River on the north side, have been doing a great deal of damage within the last month or tow, and all efforts of trappers to catch them have proven fruitless. Many head of young cattle and horses have been killed, the ranchers and farmers have determined to make another effort to capture the animals, so active work is now going on among them in an attempt to organize a great wolf hunt to start on Saturday, March 1.

Friday, February 22, 1929, 90 Years Ago, Ninety-eight taxpayer petition school board to call a special election to vote bonds for school...

The board of education of Terry school district No. 5 meet Tuesday afternoon to receive a petition signed by ninety-eight taxpayers petitioning that board to call a school election to vote $65,000 in bonds to erect a new high school building and making certain repairs upon the old building.

Thursday, February 19, 1959, 60 Years Ago, Over 50 in Hardware Business...

Edward Weisner of Fallon, who has been a horse breaker, a cowboy, a ferryman, and hardware merchant, this month is marking a full half-century in the hardware business in Fallon. He will celebrate his 82nd birthday on March 31, of this year. On February 9, 1909, Mr. Weisner and his brother Louis started a hardware store in Fallon.

Weisner Brother’s first store burned in 1919, but they immediately built another store just a few feet from the original location.

Thursday, February 19, 1959, 60 Years Ago, Ground Observers at Brown Ranch Also Commended...

The Ground Observers Corps post maintained at the Dale Brown ranches has also been inactivated with the disbanding of the corps on Jan. 31. Those who had manned it also received a letter of commendation from President Eisenhower and a certificate of life membership in the Air Defense Team.

hose who had done the sky-watcing at the ranch were Mr. and Mrs. Dale Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Art Brown, and Michael Brown. Michael, who is only 8 years old, is probably the youngest member of the Observer to receive this recognition.

Wednesday, February 19, 1969, 50 Years Ago, E. Counties Form new group...

A mulit-county organization, including most of the counties in eastern Montana, was formed at a meeting held in Circle, Feb.

10. The new organization, which has been named “Action for Eastern Montana”, will replace the Southeastern Montana Opportunity Center which has operated in seven southeastern Montana Counties. The new organization will include the counties of Phillips, Valley, Daniels, Sheridan, Roosevelt, McCone Richland, Dawson, Wibaux, Garfield, Prairie, Fallon, Rosebud, Powder River, and Carter.

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