LOOKING BACK 10.19.17

October 1918
Second Son Sacrified in Bowen Family. Death entered the family circle of Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Bowen of this City for the second time in 2 years Saturday when illness claimed Private Raymond Bowen at Fort Bliss, Texas. Ray was the 2nd of the Bowen boys to die in service and both gave their lives for their country before even reaching their objective on the firing line in France. Dale Bowen died last December en route to rejoin his company after his Scarlet Fever relapsed less than two years ago. Ray is survived by his parents, his grandfather, brother Wayne in the American Flying Corps in France and a younger brother, Elmer, who resides with family in town.

October 1938
Sheriff Finds Marijuana Being Cultivated. Dep. Sheriff Bob Pryde on Thursday discovered a quarter of an acre of Marijuana under cultivation on the Clark Fork River near Golden. Some of it was growing 6 feet tall! Samples were brought to the office of Sheriff Jack McFate who turned the case over to federal authorities in Billings. Marijuana, which is a weed, grows profusely in these parts and when cut and dried is often rolled into cigarettes which have a strong narcotic effect on the smoker.
Roman Theater: “The Adventures of Robin Hood” starring Errol Flynn and Olivia DeHaviland.

October, 1958
Safeway: Great Beef Sale: Chuck roast: 39 cents/lb.; Round Steak: 79 cents/lb.; Beef Plate: 19 cents/lb.; bone steaks: 98 cents/lb.; ground beef: 49 cents/lb.; side beef: 47 cents/lb.; hind qtr: 57 cents/lb. 6 beef ribs: 55 cents/lb.
Schools buy pump. A pump will be used to refuel Red Lodge School system buses. The pump is located at the Mountain View School and is connected to a 550 gallon tank, also recently installed by school board. The school system’s buses had previously refueled at various gas stations in this area.
A tame crow was the center of attraction down on Broadway for several hours last week. He jumped on parked vehicles, strutted in the middle of the street stopping traffic and cocked a curious eye at people stopped to watch him.
Roman Theater: “Macabre”: So frightening we insure you $1,000 against Death by Fright! As blood chilling as being buried alive!

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Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 6:30pm
    The Montana Metal Rockfest will feature Zen, Kicking Karma, and Mr. Big with Trixter, July 18-20 at Boyd’s Garage on 7th Street, Red Lodge. The gigs will kick off at 6:30 p.m. each night.  There is no cover charge. Vendors will be on site. For tickets and information call (406) 446-1519. 
  • Thursday, July 18, 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, July 18, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Clarks Fork Group meets at St. Joseph’s Catholic Hall, north end of Montana Avenue, Thursday at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, July 19, 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, July 22, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 7:00pm
    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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