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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 26:

In 1910: "Some of the largest potaotes seen this season at the Chamber of Commerce were brought in today by Postmaster Prickett. ... The tubers were raised on the postmaster's farm a short disance west of the city ... one of the largest will make a meal for several persons is shown by the fact that many of them tip the beam at over five pounds."

In 1935: "Valued at about $1,000, six fancy saddles were stolen out of horse barn No. 7 at the Midland Empire fairgrounds between 10 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. Thursday."

In 1986: "Almost 100 Billings area families are teaching their children at home, according to the Rev. Mark Iblings of Calvary Baptist Church. 'There are probably 1,500 families throughout Montana who have opted for home schooling over public education,' Iblings said."

 

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