• LOOKING BACK • 01.04.18

December 1909
A jolly straw ride was enjoyed late Tuesday evenng when 20 of the members of the Christian Church took a ride out to Jack Goff’s ranch home near Boyd. The evening was spend very enjoyably playing games, etc. and at 12:30, a delicious lunch prepared by Mrs. Goff, was done ample justice to by all who were present. Then they resumed their games and jolly-making until 3 o’clock when they all departed for home, declaring they had the time of their lives! One of the Mitchells’ four horse team outfits was used and James Rogers and Earl Hobbs did the driving for the party.
C.R. Plum will remove to Washington in a very short time.

December 1929
Bernhardt Rydberg was Pioneer Jeweler. Berhardt Rydberg journey businessman, jeweler and former member of the Red Lodge School Board died quietly in his sleep, Saturday. On Friday night he was engaged in watch repairing. A former incessant walker, he was a semi-invalid last year from afflictions of his heart. Rydberg, a native of Sweden, was born in 1890, in Stockholm. He sailed to America after an apprenticeship in the watchmaking trade in Sweden and came to Chicago at 14. He came to Billings, in 1890 as a watchmaker at the W.B. George Store. He became watch inspector for the Northern Pacific Railroad. He came to Red Lodge in 1895, opening his own establishment in W.R. Hall Store. Carbon County had just been created and Red Lodge enjoyed a boon as the capital of the county.
True to the character of Vikings, he soon interested himself in politics and was thrice a candidate for public administration. He returned to his native land and married there, in 1906, Emma Franzen. He returned in 1912. His wife and two infant daughters joined him later. He had one more son and daughter here. He was an active member of the Masons and Odd Fellows, each of whom conducted rites.

December 1949
Wind puts Pattern in Land Business. The gusty gales that swept through the city Sunday, established J.H. Patten in the real estate business. “Pat” who handles freight at the local department, also has the title of building engineer. He wields a mean broom and wicked duster. Apparently, the wind of an established 45 miles per hour velocity brought a portion of the Beartooths to the depot. Pat declared Monday morning he had about 10 acres of good topsoil for sale. “Better yet, it’s fertile because there was a considerable amount of ashes mixed with it,” he said. The wind uprooted trees in the main canyon but no external damage. Howling down gulches at Bearcreek, the gale destroyed a plate glass window in Union Market.
Safeway: Grade A Tom Turkeys: 49 cents/lb., Geese: 65 cents/lb.; 10 lbs. sugar: $1.05; 6 packs Jello: 8 cents’ Celery: 12 cents.
Roman Theater: “My Friend Irma” starring Dean Martin as Steve and Jerry Lewis as Seymour; “The House Across the Street.”


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  • Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Meets every Thursday, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation, 122 S. Hauser. It is open to all. 425- 1755.
  • Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Clarks Fork Group meets at St. Joseph’s Catholic Hall, north end of Montana Avenue, Thursday at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00am
    An Overeaters Anonymous group will meet every Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Grace Fellowship Church, Absarokee.
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    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.
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    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.
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