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To mark The Billings Gazette’s 125th anniversary, we look back at news on this date from earlier editions of The Gazette and the frontier publications that merged to form the newspaper.

On April 10:

In 1911: “A committee of business men at Columbus is gathering and compiling data necessary to submit to capitalists in the east who, it is expected, will finance the construction of an electric line between the Musselshell river and Cooke City.”

In 1936: “General organization and plans for launching the Civic theater of Billings were announced here Thursday ... sponsored by the Billings Lions Club. Local persons desiring to participate in the projects designed to foster local talent may obtain application blanks.”

In 1986: “Thirty dead cows have been found in and along the Yellowstone River northeast of Glendive recently, apparently some of the 160 pregnant cows that disappeared with high water and ice in late February.”

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