Monday, November 24, 2014

Nov. 24 – On this day in Montana history in 1864 the miners who had flooded into what became the Montana Territory to Bannack and later Virginia City had little time, or food, to waste celebrating Thanksgiving Day. But legendary Sheriff Henry Plummer, who was later hung by vigilantes, invited friends and neighbors and other leading citizens of Bannack to his home to celebrate with a turkey that was shipped in from Salt Lake City at a cost of $50 in gold dust. And you think food costs are high today.

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