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July Marks 100th Anniversary Of Powder River County's Last Civil War Veteran

By Jaeger Held This month, July 2021, marks the 100th anniversary of the burial of the last Civil War veteran in Powder River County, Montana. Pvt. John Helman, Company D, 178th Pennsylvania Infantry...

 

Voices from the Past

May 27, 1921 Wagon is bogged; dancers rescued While fording Powder River last Saturday night, a wagonload of young people from Pumpkin Creek became bogged in the quicksand when in midstream. The river’s channel was only about 75 yards across and wa...

 

Voices from the Past

May 20, 1921 Coalwood to be platted as town Immediate action will be taken for the creation of Coalwood townsite, according to John W. Janssen who was in Broadus Wednesday making arrangements for the preliminary work. It was expected that County...

 

The Final Bow of Regina Geddes

By Shane Dunning www.redshalereflections.com Last December, I presented an article on "the blackest crime to ever disgrace eastern Montana." That crime, the murder of Clemence "Winnie" Brown,...

 

Voices from the Past

April 1, 1921 Bachelor Tax is Now Due Miles City - Bachelors of Miles City can now step forward to the tax window. All the males who have resisted the wiles of womankind and have no one available to take care of the monthly pay check, can now est...

 

"High-Powered" Williams and the Custer Wolf

By Shane Dunning www.redshalereflections.com "The Custer Wolf is Dead." So began a remarkable press release dated January 17, 1921, by the US Department of Agriculture Press Service. This incredible...

 

Voices from the Past

March 25, 1921 Powder River County Now Two Years Old Powder River County on April 1 will have attained its two-year milestone and incidentally it may be mentioned that the age of Broadus as the county seat is the same. It was on March 17, 1919, that...

 

The Manhunt for Arthur Ross Brown

By Shane Dunning www.redshalereflections.com Sheridan County (WY) sheriff Willard Marshall entered the Rex Hotel in Sheridan on September 1, 1955, to question a transient ex-convict regarding a recent...

 

Voices From the Past

Friday, February 4, 1921 Phone Line Opened Broadus to Miles With the installation of a telephone instrument in the Reliable Drug store late yesterday afternoon, Broadus became connected directly with Miles City. This marks the completion of the...

 

When Sitting Bull Kicks Your Butt and the Perils of Oral History

By Shane Dunning www.redshalereflections.com Sometimes a story seems too good to be true, and history is often an inexact science. Because of this, using oral history is often like handling a lit fire...

 

Voices from the Past

January 28, 1921 22 Barrels of Whiskey Cached There would be a double incentive to drill for oil at the confluence of Cache creek and Big Powder river, about 20 miles above Broadus, for aside from the oil probability there is a prospect of...

 

Voices from the Past

Friday, January 21, 1921 Thrown From Wagon; Ear Nearly Severed When the rough lock broke on his wagon, Huey Rouney was thrown from his seat underneath the horses and sustained severe injuries. His face was bruised considerably and his left ear was ne...

 

Voices from the Past

Friday, January 14, 1921 Brothers Spell Names Different Two brothers with a different spelling of their surnames are residents of Powder River County. This peculiarity has its origin with the Civil War. T.M. Drane was a lad of but 14 years with the...

 

Voices from the Past

With articles from 100, 75, 50, and 25 years ago. January 7, 1921 Local Briefs J.B. Cassady and Morgan Elliott of Powderville were county seat visitors the past week and while here both enrolled on the Examiner subscription list. Mr. and Mrs. A.S....

 

Christmas Past

Thursday, December 20/27, 1990 Christmas Past 60 Years Ago The community Christmas tree and program will be Sunday night, December 20 at Macy’s Hall in Broadus at 7:30. The following is program: Welcome song, Mrs. Wiley’s and Mrs. Wood’s...

 

30 Years Ago

December 20/27, 1990 Pen Pals computer project opens new lines of communication Computer programmer Clo Wiltse of rural Volborg has developed a way to use computers to establish communication among three age groups, through a Pen Pal project. The...

 

One of the Blackest Crimes to Ever Disgrace Eastern Montana

By Shane Dunning www.redshalereflections.com One of the most sordid events in Montana history took place a few miles north of Ashland on November 4th in the year 1897. Two teens, Clemence “Winnie” Brown and his brother Clarence Brown were hauling...

 

30 Years Ago

Thursday, December 13, 1990 Matmen place eighth in season opener The Broadus Hawk Wrestling Team placed eighth, mid-way among the 16 teams competing at the season opener at Forsyth last Friday and Saturday. Head coach for the second year is former...

 

30 Years Ago

­­Thursday, December 6, 1990 Air, soil testing continues at town office, fire hall After nearly eight months, the Montana Underground Storage Tank Bureau may finally be closing in on determining the cause and extent of the problem which led to the...

 

30 Years Ago

Thursday, November 29, 1990 Hazel Burnsides honored on 90th birthday Otter Creek—Hazel Burnsides was honored with a ninetieth birthday open house last Sunday at the home of neighbors Jim and Jeannette Lei on Taylor Creek. Over 50 friends and neighb...

 

Plymouth Rock and Relatives

By Katie Ward The Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620 traded newfound religious freedom for harsh living conditions, being unprepared for the bitter winters of New England. The Plymouth historical organization reports that two or three...

 

30 Years Ago

Thursday, November 22, 1990 Students attend Expanding Your Horizons workshop Six Powder River County District High School students recently became aware of many career opportunities in math and science, at an “Expanding Your Horizons” workshop...

 

30 Years Ago

Thursday, November 15, 1990 Lady Hawks take second at district tournament The elite 1990 Broadus Lady Hawks won second place at the District 3-B Girls’ Basketball Tournament in Billings last weekend. They will now be one of four 3-B teams to take...

 

The Medal of Honor earned on the Mizpah and Pumpkin Creek

By Shane Dunning www.redshalereflections.com The citation reads: The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Tha...

 

30 Years Ago

Thursday, November 8, 1990 1990 Hawks broke, tied 14 school records Even though the Broadus Hawk football team finished the 1990 season with a less-than-enviable win-loss record their success shines clear. Fourteen school records were either tied or...

 

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