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 Nov. 16:
In 1910: “Notwithstanding the fact that the prices of many of the necessaries of life, meat in particular, have gone down the toboggan with considerable rapidity during the last seven or eight days, there is no market 'fluctuation' noticeable in Billings.”
In 1935: “Facsimile transmission by telegraphy, in which the message produced by the receiving station is a replica of the original message sent, became a commercial reality on the Western Union circuit.”
In 1990: “A 34,000-acre wildfire raged through the Elkhorn Creek drainage of the Beartooth Wildlife Management Area near Wolf Creek, trapping ... (Stan Wegner and Ken Nichols) along with two dozen other hunters and turning their great escape into an evening of terror.”