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I have heard people say that last week’s storm was unparalleled in the past, not so, read on. 50 YEARS AGO AUGUST 12, 1971 WINDSTORM DAMAGES ROOFS,...

 

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THE MARTIN QUINNS WERE AMONG THE EARLY SETTLERS Excerpt from Wild Horse Plains Centennial Issue - 1983 One of the more prominent of the early day sett...

 

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30 YEARS AGO • JANUARY 3, 1991 WEATHER PLAYED ROLE IN ANNUAL KEG BOWL by John Hamilton It didn’t matter that the thermometer was hovering around...

 

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70 YEARS AGO • JANUARY 3, 1951 LAUNDRY IS YEAR’S FIRST NEW BUSINESS A laundry is Thompson Falls’ first new business of 1951. The EZ Way...

 

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207 YEARS AGO FROM KNOW MONTANA “We spent a happy Christmas by the side of a blazing fire and forgot the sufferings we had endured in our dreary...

 

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50 YEARS AGO • DECEMBER 25, 1970 During the last months Mrs. Kathryn E. Fessler lived as she rode...

 

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70 YEARS AGO NOVEMBER 29, 1950 OUR PROBLEMS ARE MANY We heard a number of local citizens gripe...

 

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40 YEARS AGO NOVEMBER 13, 1980 CABLE TV PLANNED FOR FALLS, PLAINS Cable TV reception including 24-hour-a-day reception from four national...

 

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80 YEARS AGO NOVEMBER 13, 1940 SPONSORS CONSTRUCTION OF SKATING RINK The city of Thompson Falls is sponsoring the construction of a skating rink on...

 

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80 YEARS AGO • NOVEMBER, 1940 FIRST THREE-TERMER This precedent shaking campaign has finally resulted in the WILL of the people speaking, and thus...

 

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11 YEARS AGO • APRIL 9, 2009 TROUT CREEK RESIDENTS RALLY TO CORNER AND DETAIN ROBBER By Jay Simons Fast action by Trout Creek residents prevented...

 

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70 YEARS AGO • OCTOBER 30, 1950 HUNTING NEWS Official returns from the two checking stations, maintained by the Montana Fish and Game Commission,...

 

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HOWARD R. & SYLVIA M. (GRANT) SAINT From Pioneers and Early Settlers of Thompson Falls Howard...

 

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80 YEARS AGO OCTOBER 9, 1940 ON DISPLAY R.D Stockton is quite proud of his potatoes this year. Potatoes all over the valley are unusually large and Mr...

 

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HENRY ALEXANDER LARSON From Pioneers and Early Settlers of Thompson Falls Henry was born June 24,...

 

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30 YEARS AGO SEPTEMBER 20, 1990 PONY EXPRESS TO RIDE, RUN, AGAIN Plans for Saturday’s 1890s Days CELEBRATION, SPONSORED BY THE Thompson Falls...

 

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HISTORY OF SANDERS COUNTY BY J.H. BRAUER Johann Heinrich ‘John’ Brauer was born February 5, 1870, in Hanover, Prussia, Germany. He came with his...

 

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70 YEARS AGO • SEPTEMBER 20, 1950 OLD-TIMERS HONORED AT COURTHOUSE DEDICATION Thompson Falls, the...

 

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70 YEARS AGO • SEPTEMBER 6, 1950 COURTHOUSE TO BE DEDICATED Dedication ceremonies for the new Sanders County Courthouse will be held Saturday. A...

 

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30 YEARS AGO • SEPTEMBER 6, 1990 T.F. CIVIC LEADER LOVHAUG DIES Thompson Falls lost a community leader last week when an unexpected heart attack...

 

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80 YEARS AGO EXCERPTS FROM THE 1940 SANDERS COUNTY INDEPENDENT LEDGER KNICKERBOCKER THINKS U.S. SHOULD ENTER WAR The United States could probably...

 

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EARLY SETTLERS IN THE LOWER CLARK FORK RIVER VALLEY BY EVELYN M. DAVIS The 1860s marked the very earliest of settlements in this area by white...

 

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THE HISTORY OF THOMPSON FALLS BY RUTH HARLOW WRITTEN FEBRUARY 4, 1954 Author’s Note: This information was received from Mr. W.A. Barto, a long-time...

 

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70 YEARS AGO AUGUST 9, 1950 HUCKLEBERRIES PLENTIFUL Berries are plentiful on most of the high ridges...

 

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70 YEARS AGO • AUGUST 2, 1950 HISTORICAL REVIEW OF WESTERN SANDERS COUNTY Early French-Canadian trappers were quick to notice the peculiar boxlike...

 

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