Welcome to the new year - 2014!

The Heritage Days committe will soon begin meeting to start planning for the 2014 celebration events: July 23 - 27.

The theme for 2014 will be:

Remember When: 1960-1970

One of the most significant events which occurred during this time was the massive flooding of the Flathead river in June of 1964. What else can you remember from 40-50 years ago?

The "100 Years Ago" section which began last summer will be continued for 2014. This section will be updated weekly thru the end of July and is posted at the bottom of this page.

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    100 YEARS AGO
    ~News briefs from The Columbian of July 9, 1914~

  • After several months' consideration of the Northern Idaho and Montana Power Co.'s electric rates by the Montana public utilities commission the rates as submitted by the company at the hearing have been accepted, and commencing with July 2 local consumers will receive the benefits of a substantial decrease in electric rates.

  • Jas. Grist and Dallas Haskill bought themselves automobiles last week. Both are Buicks.

  • Blaine Carrol was brought down from Sperry Camp in Glacier Park last Friday evening suffering with a fever. He was taken to his home, where he is improving.

  • The tennis court at the school house has been completed and the place is well patronized by lovers of the game.

  • A derailment of a freight train in the local yards last Saturday evening delayed passenger traffic for about an hour.

  • An addition is being built onto the Depot Lunch counter to allow room for a sitting room, a larger kitchen and a refrigerator.

  • A team belonging to Wm. Graves became frightened Friday afternoon and started running from the Ross blacksmith shop. The tongue of the wagon struck the corner of the building occupied by Mrs. Hoffman with enough force to tear away a portion of the west wall. The horses were uninjured.

  • In commemoration of their annual celebration of children's day, the local camp of Royal Neighbors held a picnic Saturday afternoon in the grove opposite the Grist residence, where the little folks enjoyed themselves playing games and at a picnic dinner.

  • Band rehearsals were commenced on Monday evening, when Dr. Wearne took charge of the organization as leader and director. Twelve men attended and there are several more who will join in time to take part in the Fourth of July celebration. Besides being a capable band leader and cornetist, Dr. Wearne plays violin and will lead the orchestra for the big dance on the night of the Fourth.

  • Dr. A. K. Wearne arrived in the city Friday night and has secured a suite of offices in the new bank building. His equipment is of the very latest type for modern dental practice and his experience extends over a period of 15 years successful practice.

  • Wm. Michel was declared not guilty of assault in the third degree upon the person of J. Morrill Smith when the case was heard last Saturday. Smith is one of a bunch of youngsters who have insisted on dancing the objectionable dances at Nutter's hall, and when Floor Manager Michel undertook to make him stop, he resented and attempted to strike Michel. The big floor manager slapped the young man once or twice and, according to the jury, it was about what he had coming to him.

  • Paul Selvage is working for the Rogers Transportation company in Glacier Park.

  • The Brewery Saloon was improved by receiving a coat of paint last week. Jas. Bolick did the work.

  • M. A. Butler was in town Saturday from Glacier Park. He reports the big addition to the hotel completed and ready for tourists.

  • The Columbia Lumber Co. saw mill shut down Saturday until a new boom can be installed and more logs put into the flume.

  • O. T. Nelson of Belton was in town Saturday. He is operating a dray and transfer between Belton and Lake McDonald and also runs a stage into the North Fork country to accommodate either settlers or tourists.

  • T. E. Linden has commenced suit against Flathead county to recover $328.15, being the balance due plaintiff for material furnished and labor performed in repairing the bridge at this point. Logan & Child are attorneys for plaintiff.

  • Chas. Gillespie, who is freighting for the Howell Creek Syndicate, was in town Sunday after a load of supplies. There are four different outfits drilling for oil in the Sage creek district at the present time and the general feeling is that some valuable wells will be opened up this year.

  • Mike Shannon has retired from the pool hall business, having sold his interest to his partner, John Dower, who will continue to conduct the place.

  • Bert Bryant, one of the earliest packers and horse wranglers in the Flathead, has accepted the job of foreman with the Joe Rogers outfit at Lake McDonald, and left yesterday for the head of the lake.

  • Mrs. Axel Lund was in town yesterday from Lake McDonald, where she is spending the summer with Mr. Lund, who is foreman of the government saw mill at Fish creek.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Ed Crum will leave on Saturday morning for a motorcycle trip. They expect to reach Missoula in time to take in the celebration there, and will spend about two weeks visiting at Helena, Butte and other points in the eastern part of the state.

  • Over 1,100 people have registered at Hotel Glacier on Lake McDonald this season, according to a statement made yesterday by J. E. Lewis, who was in town for the day. This is far ahead of a year ago and the prospects are good for an enormous patronage before the season ends. There will be a celebration held at the new hotel on the Fourth consisting of broncho busting, high dive, fireworks and dancing.

  • According to Saturday press dispatches Postmaster Bates will receive an increase in salary from $1,300 to $1,400.

  • H. M. Conant and family are recent homesteaders near Coram. Mr. Conant has located on a 67-acre unit about three-quarters of a mile from Coram and near the river. They come from Minnesota.

  • The Columbia Lumber Co. saw mill resumed cutting on Monday morning, after a short shutdown. There are enough logs on hand to run for about six weeks.

  • The local which stated that Dallas Haskill had purchased an automobile should have read that the car was bought by Art Haskill and will used in connection with his livery business.

  • Wm. Loveall suffered a badly sprained arm on Friday. He was standing in the back part of a wagon when the horses jumped suddenly, throwing him out backward.

  • The boatmen at Belton have begun making the river trips from that point to this city and all parties report the fishing excellent. There are three concerns in the boat business this year, Geo. Locke, Charlie Howe and O. T. Nelson.

  • Saturday night will witness the grand opening of the Gateway Pavilion at Belton. The new hall has been equipped to accommodate 50 couples without crowding. Everybody is cordially invited to attend Saturday, the 11th. There will be a three-piece orchestra.

  • Frank Matejka figured in a disastrous wreck on the night of the Fourth when his horse became frightened at a cement sack lying in the road and in jumping to one side struck an approaching auto. In the mixup Frank landed on top of the auto hood and was badly bruised about the ribs and chest. Drs. Lamb and Wiley examined the injured man and took him home in an auto, where he is getting along nicely. The car belonged to Mr. VanDuzer of Kalispell, but no fault can be charged to him, as he was driving slow and was at one side of the road when the frightened horse jumped into the car.

  • There was intense excitement upon the streets of this city on Wednesday night of last week when two Greek section hands came breathlessly into town from a long run, and reported that a riot had broken out at one of the camps near the Hunt spur. They explained as well as they could in broken sentences that an uprising was going on among the men against the boarding house boss, and that one man had been killed. The gang was armed with pick handles, shovels and knives and were bent on having the life blood of he who served them garlic and cabbage.

  • Jack Wise, one of the old-timers in this end of the Flathead valley and one of the most active in organizing the "Flathead Old-Timers Association," is making a strenuous campaign at this time to secure the annual meeting of the society at some place in Bad Rock canyon.

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