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Harmon’s Histories: Missoula’s Northern Pacific Depot featured trout pond
Harmon’s Histories: Missoula’s Northern Pacific Depot featured trout pond
In the spot in Circle Square where “Crossings,” artist Taäg Peterson’s representation of the railroad trestles across western Montana now reside there used to be a rock statue and a fountain. That work – completed in 1914 – and its resident trout delighted passengers stepping off the North Coast Limited train.
Famed ethologist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall to speak at UM
Famed ethologist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall to speak at UM
Dr. Jane Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and a UN Messenger of Peace, will speak at the University of Montana on Sunday, June 26. Goodall’s talk, “Hope Through Action,” is part of UM’s President’s Lecture Series and co-sponsored by UM’s Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center and the International Wildlife Film Festival. The lecture, which is free and ope...
Harmon’s Histories: Missoula boys skip school to spend days in ‘truancy barn’
Harmon’s Histories: Missoula boys skip school to spend days in ‘truancy barn’
Missoula School Superintendent J.M. Hamilton was irate. Truancy was spiking in the fall of 1895, largely due to the repeated absences of two or three young boys. “If the parents of these children do not give more attention to getting their children to school promptly they will be summoned before the board of trustees to explain the cause of this tardiness!” he fumed.
Harmon’s Histories: Remember Tom Murphy and the politics that caused his drowning
Harmon’s Histories: Remember Tom Murphy and the politics that caused his drowning
As you cross over the Kootenai River bridge at Libby, northbound to Eureka or Canada, you should remember a young man named Tom Murphy and “The Kootenai Prayer: “How Long, O, Lord! How Long?” The prayer was a banner headline in the Libby Herald newspaper on May 30, 1912 – an editorial fusillade at those who had been trying to delay construction of the bridge at Libby. Tom Murphy, a 34-year-old man, had just become the latest to drown in the Kootenai.

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