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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 Nov. 25:

In 1915: “Only one thing prevents the immediate opening of the city's three skating rinks, according to Parks Superintendent Parten. That thing is lack of ice. The rinks have been graded and scraped.”

In 1935: “Federal works progress administration's goal of beating the direct 'dole' system of relief into nonentity appears to be attained in the Billings WPA district ... with the announcement that all certified relief clerks had been assigned to projects. ... More than 4,300 relief clients are now engaged in some 123 projects in the 21 counties of the district.”

In 1990: “Dozens of federal firefighters huddled in the Stanford school Saturday night while fire supervisors worried about whether their engines had enough antifreeze to survive the night. The fire troops were called in to battle a late-season timber and range fire that roared on high winds over an estimated 25,000 acres of Judith Basin County.”

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