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Celebrating History: New business in the Wright Building

 

July 3, 2014



We return to Havre for the 26 installment of this series celebrating the 150th anniversary of the formation of Montana Territory, signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln on May 26, 1864. Information for this column comes from the July 4, 1914 edition of The Havre Plaindealer.

There was a lot of local news on the front page. Among the stories were:

Lewistown Business Man Leases Wright Building

And Will Open Novelty Store There About July 20

F. S. Usher of Lewistown, spent several days in Havre this week and while here closed a contract for the lease of the J. A. Wright building on Main street. Between the 15th and the 20th of this month Mr. Usher intends opening a novelty store in the room formerly occupied by the Jackson company.

The new firm will be known as F. S. Usher & Co. A. L. MacIntosh, a man of many years’ experience in this line of business, will have charge of the local institution as manager.

The store will be fully stocked with...



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