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Celebrating History: Picnics, carnivals and flies


June 6, 2014

We return to Box Elder for this 22nd installment celebrating Montana Territory’s 150th anniversary. The following entries were found in the June 5, 1914, issue of The Box Elder Valley Press.

The Farmers’ Picnic

Everybody Invited to Help Make It Big Success — Arrangements Are Under Way Towards Securing Some Speakers — Come and Bring the Whole Family.

Everybody is invited to help hold the annual Farmers’ Basket Picnic on June 18 at the Schwartz grove on the creek two miles west of Box Elder. Arrangements are under way for speakers interested in farmers’ organizations, a musical program and recitations by the young people. Don’t forget the date. Come and bring the while family, even to the babies, as the Social club plan to have a tent erected as a shelter for them that day. Lemonade and lunches will also be sold by the ladies.

Carnival Postponed Until A Later Date

The Booster club held their regular meeti...

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