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Historian takes close look at ‘dirty time’ in Billings’ history


Just shy of 100 years ago, unpatriotic “slackers” in Billings were put on notice. It was reported in the Oct. 26, 1917, edition of the Billings Evening Journal that residents who refused to buy war bonds — and those who seemed to have “undersubscribed,” given their incomes and assets — would soon be punished. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Collection of Montana facts includes a few dandies


Over at Mental Floss, there’s a new post up with the headline, “25 Picturesque Facts About Montana.” Most of these facts are pedestrian and not very interesting—there are a lot of mountains here; Brad Pitt starred in a fishing movie set here; Gary Cooper was from Montana; it’s the largest landlocked state, etc. But whoever put this list together did his or her homework, and brings to the world some genuinely interesting facts about our state. One has to do with “Absaroka,” which was to be the name of a state that some folks in Wyoming proposed to create in 1949. Absaroka would have included portions of northern Wyoming and chunks of Montana and South Dakota. Continue Reading →

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