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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 1:

In 1910: “Though not apparent on the surface, there is a strong undercurrent of interest in the school election scheduled for tomorrow, and it is believed that virtually all of the registered votes will be polled.”

In 1935: “Miles City — Woolgrowers in southern Carter county have gone on record as favoring an airplane control hunt on coyotes. Steps were taken at a recent meeting at Albion to raise funds and make definite plans to eradicate the prairie predatory animal.”

In 1986: “Northwest Billings will get a taste of construction problems that have plagued the Heights, City Public Works Director Ken Haag says. About $15 million worth of public-improvement projects will get under way. ... Sewer projects at both ends of the city head the list.”

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