Monday, March 17, 2014

March 17 – On this day in Montana History in 1927 a letter from Anna Hoefer Nink was received by the Billings Land Office that asked about making some changes in her homestead property near Biddle in Powder River country and reporting on her progress on proving up her claim. That in itself isn’t unusual. 
What caught the eye of the reporter who learned about the letter was that Nink was a nationally known vaudeville actress. She had been on stage for more than a decade completing “nine circuits” of the nation. She was known as “Sally of the Sawdust” and primarily did a comedy act using a small cart pulled by a goat with two ducks as passengers. In her letter she reported that “the goat and ducks are doing fine and we are all enjoying life on the homestead.” So, you see, famous actors moving to Montana is nothing new.

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