January 20, 2016

Announcing a New Blog Series—EXTRA! Montana Newspaper Stories 1864-1922

In 2015, the MHS completed its sixth year as a National Digital Newspaper Project awardee. Over 257,000 pages from Montana's pre-1923 historical newspapers are now available (and searchable) on the Library of Congress web site Chronicling America.

The Big Burn, bison, and beyond

For each post in this series, we choose a significant person or event and give you links directly to news stories from the time—as they appeared in Montana's own newspapers. Watch for the posts during the third week of every month, on topics like the arrival of barbed wire on the range, Battle of the Little Bighorn, Calamity Jane, construction of the state capitol, creation of the national parks, Jeannette Rankin, statehood, founding of the state universities, arrival of the railroads, and more.
The topics were written by freelance writer and MHS Volunteer Catherine W. Ockey, in partnership with the Digital Services Group at MHS.

Tomorrow: Anti-Chinese sentiment

We kick off the series tomorrow, showing what local newspapers were saying about Montana's Chinese residents during a national wave of discrimination.


Anti-Chinese ad from The Weekly Tribune, Great Falls, November 4, 1892, page 7.
Anti-Chinese ad from The Weekly Tribune, Great Falls, November 4, 1892, page 7.

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