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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Sept. 27 – On this day in Montana history in 1943 central Montana radio KFBB Radio channel 1310 listeners were got to see the voices behind the radio shows they listened to every day. The station took out ads with the photos of more than 100 radio personalities like Cecil B. DeMills and his Lux Radio Theatre at 7 p.m. 

Monday, September 26, 2016

Sept. 26 -- On this day in Montana history in 1910 the first successful public flight in the state of Montana was made at the Montana State Fair Grounds in Helena. Pilot J.C. “Bud” Mars made two successful flights in his Curtis plane.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sept. 25 – On this day in Montana history in 1886 the first horse drawn street cars made their appearance on Helena’s streets. The event was celebrated with much pomp and circumstance as what would become the state Capital City was growing up. 

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Sept. 24 -- Sept. 24 – On this day in Montana history in 1841 Father Pierre Jean DeSmet planted a cross on the banks of what is now the Bitterroot River where he established the historic St. Mary’s Mission. This is the 175th anniversary of the mission, and the Montana Historical Society is helping celebrate it. 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Sept. 23 – On this day in Montana history in 1954 President Dwight David Eisenhower was in Montana on a three-day airplane tour of the West. More than 30,000 people gathered when he dedicated the U.S. Forest Service Aerial Fire Depot near Missoula.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Sept. 22 – On this day in Montana history in 1927 Sim Roberts died of a heart attack in a Butte hotel. Sims came to Montana in 1878 and quickly earned a reputation as a crack shot, rustler and suspected murderer. Ironically at the end of his life, he had changed his ways and was serving as a deputy U.S. marshal and was in Butte to investigate sock fraud.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Sept. 21 – On this day in Montana history in 1911 land in the “Yahk” Valley was being classified and broken into subdivision for homestead units. The effort was being made to include forested lands as agriculture units for homesteaders to claim.