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Germany old map

Germany old map

Maps are a curious--and sometimes colorful--piece of school-inspired décor.

August 24, 2014 2:56 pm

Dusty road records yield historical oddities

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Dusty Campbell County records are yielding some historical oddities, including byways that used to be named All Night Road and Poverty Point Road.

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150 years ago, four weary miners discovered gold, which would lead to the founding of the Queen City

150 years ago, four weary miners discovered gold, which would lead to the founding of the Queen City

HELENA — The sound of gold nuggets ringing in a prospector’s pan on the night of July 14, 1864, rang in the birth of Helena, which grew from a mining claim into Montana’s state capital.

July 13, 2014 1:00 pm Photos

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Virginia City doesn't mind being old-fashioned

Virginia City doesn't mind being old-fashioned

Virginia City has such a rich history — you could say it’s golden.

May 21, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Vietnam trip reveals ancient, evolving nation

Vietnam trip reveals ancient, evolving nation

Partway through a trip to Vietnam last month, Keith Edgerton saw something near the city of Hanoi that captured the modern state of the Southeast Asian nation better than any notes or stories or tours ever could.

March 30, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Some question guilt of 1864 Vigilantes’ target Cyrus Skinner

Some question guilt of 1864 Vigilantes’ target Cyrus Skinner

MISSOULA — Maybe Cyrus Skinner was just misunderstood.

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Several fires in Helena’s early years helped shape the town

Several fires in Helena’s early years helped shape the town

HELENA — In early 1881, a few weeks after Helenans had voted for a municipal charter, the newly elected representatives of the city of Helena enacted Ordinance No. 2., which provided the fledgling municipal government with a seal.

January 20, 2014 10:00 am Photos

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Role play: Montana history-makers brought back to life

Role play: Montana history-makers brought back to life

BUTTE — Union activist Frank Little dared to froth his fiery slanders against corporate greed inside the opulent mansion of copper king William A. Clark on Saturday and even called out the “prostitutes of the press” who were there.

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MSUB class, trip to Vietnam open to the public

A class on the history of Vietnam that culminates with a trip to the southeast Asian country in February is open to the general public and organizers plan to hold an informational and sign up meeting on Oct. 3.

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60th Anniversary of Korean War Armistice

60th Anniversary of Korean War Armistice

A group of Korean War Veterans stand as they are recognized during President Barack Obama's remarks marking the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., Saturday.

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'Small but great' postcard collection now available online

'Small but great' postcard collection now available online

MISSOULA — Given the thumbs-up to select a digitizing project to do herself, Annie Gaines headed into the bowels of the University of Idaho Library last fall.

July 07, 2013 10:30 pm Photos

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Montana transportation department celebrates 100th anniversary

Montana transportation department celebrates 100th anniversary

HELENA — The Montana Department of Transportation this week begins celebrating its 100th anniversary as the state agency that oversees construction and maintenance of the highways and bridges that connect communities here.

June 17, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Flag Day art

Flag Day art

Flag Day

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Remote graveyards offer glimpse into western Montana’s gold mining past

Remote graveyards offer glimpse into western Montana’s gold mining past

REYNOLDS CITY – If you’re planning to lay flowers on J.K.P. Stricklin’s grave this Memorial Day, you’d better have four-wheel drive.

May 27, 2013 2:19 pm Photos

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Colstrip's Russ Davidson

Colstrip's Russ Davidson

Russ Davidson talks with Fay Danielsen at the Montana DAR convention in Billings Friday. Davidson won the Montana and the American national history teacher of the year awards from the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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Russ Davidson

Russ Davidson

Russ Davidson talks Friday about teaching history at Colstrip High School. Davidson has won both the Montana and the national American history teacher of the year awards from the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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Rebuilding history: Restoration crews to work on West Fork ranger cabin

Rebuilding history: Restoration crews to work on West Fork ranger cabin

WEST FORK – Sometime last winter, an aging pipe burst in one of the oldest buildings still standing in the West Fork.

February 17, 2013 9:43 pm Photos

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Historian documents old Wyoming prison

Historian documents old Wyoming prison

LARAMIE — A few decades ago, travelers passing through Laramie used to stop at the University of Wyoming Experimental Stock Farm and ask around, wondering about the history of the large stone building sitting right by the interstate.

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Montana Irish exhibit returns to Butte

Montana Irish exhibit returns to Butte

BUTTE — A well-travelled exhibit honoring the Irish in Montana has made its way across the Atlantic and back to Butte.

January 13, 2013 4:00 pm Photos

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New book examines UW history through photos

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The authors of a new book recognizing the University of Wyoming's 125th anniversary had the same reaction to seeing their finished product released to the public.

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