Friday, January 3, 2014

Jan.3 – On this day in 1900 Billings Mayor Chris Yegen reported to city aldermen that “the business of the city is being carried on in a businesslike manner.”  It was ordered that all houses in the city be visibly numbered, and there was discussion of whether street lights should be placed over, or along city streets. Proving that some things in politics never change, Yegen pleaded with alderman to adhere to a standing rule, and talk only once on any subject before the council. “It was thought that the council would turn over a new leaf in this particular with the New Year, but the members seemed to have considerable to talk about,” the mayor lamented. 

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