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Thursday, July 10, 2014
July 10 – On this day in Montana history in 1894 units
of the 22nd Infantry arrived in Livingston to open the Northern
Pacific Railroad lines and stop what had become a nationwide railroad strike
known as the Pullman Strike. Capt. B.C. Lockwood reportedly said upon the
arrival of his troops: “I am running this town.” It was a harbinger of the major labor strikes
that were coming in the next century.