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Celebrating History: Summer events on the Hi-Line

 

June 20, 2014



We return to Box Elder for this 24th installment of this series celebrating Montana Territory’s 150th anniversary. Here is some of what was in the June 19, 1914 issue.

Like Hingham, Box Elder was having a contest for a piano. The Valley Mercantile Company and the Box Elder Valley Press teamed up to put on the contest. Unlike the Hingham contest, Box Elder included the gentlemen as well as the local ladies, and the women could either be married or not. So far, Mary E. Myers leads the votes in the contest.

Here is some more news from the paper, complete with grammatical errors:

Graduated With Honors

William M. Tow arrived home last Friday morning. He graduated from the Montana Wesleyan university academy on 1909 and then entered the Kansas Wesleyan in 1910. He received the degree of T. E. from the elocution department in 1913 and graduated this spring with the degree of B. E. and B. A.

The Montana Wesleyan University was a Methodist college locate...



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