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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 27:

In 1910: “Billings postal business made a greater percentage of increase during the 10-year period beginning April 1, 1900, and ending March 31, 1910, than any other first class post office in Montana.”

In 1935: “With thousands of dollars in pay dirt rolling steadily into Helena from many new and rejuvenated old properties of the famous ‘Last Chance’ region, and redoubled activity anticipated on the heels of advancing silver prices, recent forecasts of a new era for Montana gold and silver producers seems nearing fulfillment.”

In 1986: “Eastern Montana College officials at Billings do not believe that the state will close their school to save money, but they have started a six-month study to determine the consequences of such an action. The study will include the effects on students, employees and the city.”

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