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Celebrating History-June 15, 1918

The Havre Plaindealer announced US Government was organizing a National War Savings Day for June 28, 1918. A large advertisement front and center on its June 15, 1918 issue from Governor Sam Stewart outlined the effort, encouraging Montanans to purchase “either Liberty Bonds, War Certificates, or the humbler, but none the less effective Thrift Stamps.”…
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Celebrating History-June 8, 1918

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…
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Celebrating History-June 1, 1918

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…
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Celebrating History-May 23, 1918

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…
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