It’s spring, and that means conferences of various sorts. Havre played host to one of those gatherings this week 100 years ago as reported in The Havre Plaindealer’s June 8, 1918 issue: “HAVRE ENTERTAINS NORTHERN BANKERS “First Annual Meeting of Group 2 Montana Bankers “The Havre banks were hosts on Wednesday to the northern group…Read more
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Action at the war front “over there” was brought home in the form of a letter published in a Kalispell newspaper and reprinted in the June 1, 1918 issue of The Havre Plaindealer. Former Havre resident Lieutenant L. N. Fournier wrote to Howard Jones of Belton, and he wrote in part: “Yours of January 28…Read more
As The Great War raged on in Europe, the United States Government was recruiting more men between the ages of 21 an 31 to go and fight “over there”. Those listed in Classes 2 and 4 were being required to be drafted. An article on the front page of the May 25, 1918 issue of…Read more
As with any war, death is inevitable and as stated before in this column’s series, Hill County would not come out unscathed. The May 18, 1918 issue of The Havre Plaindealer carried the sad news everyone was dreading, complete with misspelling. “CHESTER BOY BURIED WITH MILITARY HONORS “Young Man Was a Member of the U.…Read more
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