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Celebrating history: Fundraisers for playground equipment

 

May 16, 2014

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The old Lincoln School, left, and McKinley School are shown in this undated photo. In front is some of the playground equipment mentioned in the story.

For this 19th installment celebrating the 150th anniversary of Montana Territory, information comes from the Havre Daily Promoter's May 15, 1914. edition. Most news pertained to the war in Mexico and very few local articles were in the paper. A band concert was scheduled, and this article showcases local student talent, complete with misspellings:

Grade School Pupils In Excellent Program

Excellent and Varied Program Given By Pupils of the Grade Schools at Orpheum this Evening in Interest of Playground Movement

If the enthusiasm displayed in advance is any indication of the quality of the program to be presented by the Havre youngsters at the Orpheum this evening, it will be a remarkable program, indeed. Both in the rehearsals that have ben going on all of this week and in th ticket sale which began Monday, the grade school pupils have demonstrated that they have abundant faith in their "show". It is a long ways from being the old type of school ente...



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