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.

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