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Celebrating History: Women meet, saloon owners missing

 

May 23, 2014

Courtesy photo

This is an undated photo of the Third Avenue cement stamp across the street from the home of C.M.C. Taylor, who is mentioned in the story.

This is the 20th installment of this series celebrating the 150th anniversary of Montana Territory, signed into existence by President Abraham Lincoln. The Havre Plaindealer's May 23, 1914, issue had a lot of local news, including the following, complete with misspelling:

Unique Celebration Planned By Ladies

Will Be in the Nature of a "Publicity Day"

The Civic department of the Woman's club held their last meeting, until the autumn season, last Monday afternoon at the home of Mrs. M. C. Parsons. At this time plans were formulated for a fourth of July celebration, one that will be "safe and sane," in the nature of a Publicity Day for Havre. A committee composed of Mrs. R. E. Hammond, Mrs. J. G. Bonine, Mrs. Franc Nelson and Miss Thompson canvassed the city Tuesday and the business men met their plans with great enthusiasm and expressed themselves as being very much pleased to aid the ladies in every possible way to make this day one long to be rememb...



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