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Harmon’s Histories: Lunacy commissions once convened to judge mentally ill, addicted Montanans
Harmon’s Histories: Lunacy commissions once convened to judge mentally ill, addicted Montanans
Harmon’s Histories: Lunacy commissions once convened to judge mentally ill, addicted Montanans
The year was 1908. A “lunacy commission” (a carry-over from old British law) was formed, made up of the Yellowstone County commissioners and two Billings physicians. The panel was told that A.J. Thompson had been claiming that “he came to Billings from Forsyth to get a man who was wanted by the sheriff of Rosebud County, and in the next breath told them that he was the inventor of an air brake and would soon be worth $5,000,000.
Harmon’s Histories: William Jennings Bryan brought presidential politics to Missoula
Harmon’s Histories: William Jennings Bryan brought presidential politics to Missoula
Harmon’s Histories: William Jennings Bryan brought presidential politics to Missoula
“The weather was perfect for an outdoor meeting,” wrote an Anaconda Standard newspaper reporter. “The platform next to the court house was elaborately decorated with flags, and electric lights were hung among the trees, making the scene an attractive one. The demonstration tonight was a splendid one and was one of the grandest in Missoula's political history.”
Harmon’s Histories: Folk sensation 3 Young Men from Montana grabbed headlines in 1960s
Harmon’s Histories: Folk sensation 3 Young Men from Montana grabbed headlines in 1960s
Harmon’s Histories: Folk sensation 3 Young Men from Montana grabbed headlines in 1960s
Growing up in Libby, the Riddle kids were older than I was, by a decade or more, so I never really knew them. But the world would soon come to know Dick Riddle through record albums by his folk group Three Young Men, later renamed, Three Young Men From Montana. In the early 1960s, the group recorded albums for “Columbia Records, appeared on the Johnny Carson Show nine times and became a regular act on the musical variety television show Hootenanny,” according to press releases at the time.

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