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 24:
In 1910: “A new regime in railroading by the Burlington in the Big Horn basin country of Wyoming and southern Montana became effective today when the first train over the Scribner-Fromberg cutoff pulled out of Billings at 7:05 o’clock loaded with passengers for Cody and other Wyoming points.”
In 1936: “A day-long program, featured by street parades, band concerts, marble and kite-flying contests, a pie exhibition and free movie shows, will mark Boys and Girls Recognition day here Saturday to open the eight-day observance of National Boys and Girls week in Billings.”
In 1986: “After a long winter of living at the end of a single road, isolated and impatient Cooke City residents decided to open the other road from their community themselves, rather than wait for National Park Service plows to do the work next month.”