• LOOKING BACK • 10.26.17

October 1918

Booked for Germany. Carbon County lad writes brother he is bound for Berlin. On the eve of his departure from England for France, Private Coral Marsh of the American Expeditionary Forces, writes his brother Lloyd Marsh of Roberts, he will soon be in Germany and will make Berlin part of his engagement in that country. A few extracts from the letter are typical of the unquenchable spirit of the American Army. “Everyone seems pleased and it’s perfectly agreeable with me and will be a change of scenery anyhow. I have to travel so much a place soon gets stale and I want to move. We will move into Germany. I don’t know for sure but I think Berlin. We are figuring on showing in principal cities only. ‘Tis bad traveling in those parts in winter months and for a wagon show it’s hard to have the parade exactly on time everyday. We figure the “clown prince” will be the biggest attraction and we’re going to feature him daily. “Old Hundy” has stretched a line across the border and has declared “no admittance” but we are booked for there this season and, by gosh, we’re going to show.”
October 1938

Princetonians hold Sunday picnic. A picnic shared by nearly 40 Princetonians, former residents of Princeton, Minnesota, was held at Parkside Camp on the Red Lodge HIGHRoad, 15 miles south of the city.
Roman Theater: Tropic Holiday: Dorothy Lamour, Martha Raye, Ray Milland and The Lone Ranger

October 1958

Sawyer: Italian prunes: $3.69; ½ bushel of Concord grapes: 55 cents; 2 large cans Underwood Deviled Hams: 75 cents; Hershey Chocolate chips: 2 12 oz.: 95 cents; 2 Qt. Welchade: 65 cents
New library books described. Six new books at the Red Lodge Public Library are described by Mrs. E. M. Adams, Librarian.
Charles M. Russell Book by Harold McCracken is the biggest and best of all the collection of works of Montana’s famous artist. It contains 35 full color paintings many double spreads and over 180 drawings; Master of Deceit by J. Edgar Hoover, explains the startling facts about Communism-what it is, now it works and the real danger it poses and what loyal Americans must do to protect their freedoms; Who’s Who in America, A Death in the Family-a James Agee 1958 Pulitzer Prize Novel; Around the World with Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis and Momma’s Boarding House by John D. Fitzgerald-a humorous chronicle of life in the Utah Territory-a sequel to the popular “Papa Married a Mormon.”

October 1958

Buck Attacks Fromberg Girl
A deer attacked Mr. Eva Holwegner and her granddaughter in the yard at the John Horst, Jr. ranch home last Saturday afternoon. The Sheriff and Game Warden were called to handle the situation. Sheriff Otto S. Ford said the animal charged the girl, slightly injuring her and the grandmother intervened. The sheriff kept the animal away until the Warden came and killed it. It is not known if it had rabies. The animal had been a nuisance for some days. He got his antlers entangled in a rope swing but managed to get out.
Sawyer 6 10 oz. pkg frozen corn: 83 cents; 3 10 oz. can strawberry preserves: 65 cents; Pennywise Wieners: 45 cents/ lb.; Kix Jets: 3 pkg.: 79 cents; 6 cans Gerber’s Baby Food: 55 cents.


Upcoming Events

  • Friday, May 24, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.
  • Monday, May 27, 2019 - 7:00am
    *American Legion Carbon County Post 17 Memorial Day schedule, May 27 7 a.m. Breakfast at Bull 'n'Bear 8:30 a.m. Memorial Service  at Belfry Cemetery 9:30 a.m. Memorial Service  at Bearcreek Cemetery 10:30 a.m. Parade through Red Lodge.  Meet at 10:15 a.m. at the corner of 14th and Broadway. Following parade there will be a lunch at the  Red Lodge Elk’s Lodge 11 a.m. Memorial Service at  Red Lodge Cemetery 1:30 p.m. Parade in Roberts  followed by Memorial  Service at Roberts Cemetery. For further information contact Kenneth Beggs, Commander Carbon County Post 17 at kenbeggs42@yahoo.com   *The Jim Bridger Post 1543 will hold Memorial Day services at 11 a.m. at the Bridger Cemetery.   *The Clarks Fork American Legion Post 71 and the Joliet VFW Post 5748 will be doing Memorial Day services Monday, May 27. Rev. Robert Reed of the Joliet Baptist  Church will be the Speaker of the day. The schedule for the day will be: 9 a.m.   Services at the Gebo  Cemetery. 9:30 a.m.   March through  Fromberg Main St. 10 a.m.  Services at Rockvale  Cemetery 11 a.m.   Services at Joliet Cemetery 11:30 a.m. March through  Joliet Main St. A potluck lunch will be held at the  Joliet Community Center following the services.  Everyone is welcome to come.   Any veterans who would like to help who haven’t been contacted can show up at the Gebo Cemetery at 8:45 a.m. Memorial Day or call Rich Pierce at 962-3320 or Jody Stene 962-3779.
  • Monday, May 27, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 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, May 30, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Clarks Fork Group meets at St. Joseph’s Catholic Hall, north end of Montana Avenue, Thursday at 7 p.m.

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