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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. 1:

In 1910: “The destructive forest fires which swept large portions of the mountainous regions of northern Idaho and western Montana during the past summer” left much damaged timber, and plans were announced for a sale of the trees. “This is without doubt the largest sale of fire damaged stock on record.”

In 1935: “Montana's capital city Friday took stock of its most recent disaster and bravely prepared again to dig out of the mess of the second severe earth movement in less than two weeks, a mighty tremor that added two more lives and many injured to an already heavy toll.”

In 1988: “Tribal Chairman Richard Real Bird said he shut down Crow Tribal Government. ... Big Horn Electric disconnected power to the Tribal Administration Building. The building has been without phone service for three weeks.” Real Bird blamed the crisis on coal funds being held in escrow for the tribe during a court case.

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