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The Billings Gazette is available on Newspapers.com, an online home to millions of historical newspaper pages from around the United States.
Current digital subscribers have free access to 2 years of the Billings Gazette archives.
In September of 1989, on a Saturday morning in Billings, a long stream of 2,812 cattle, 208 covered wagons, 3,337 horses and 2,581 people began flowing down the asphalt of Main Street in the Heights.
In September of 1989, a cattle drive was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Montana's statehood. The Great Montana Centennial Cattle Drive, which included more than 2,800 cattle, traveled 60 miles from Roundup to Billings through the course of six days.
A Facebook group called "You know you're from Billings, Montana if..." is a place where Billings residents — old, new and former — gather online to trade fond memories and, occasionally, share photographs of favorite haunts and activities. Unsurprisingly, the Billings Gazette archives are fi…