City of Choteau News Highlights from 1915
Teton County Montana
A 2013 Centennial Project

"Summarized from the Choteau Acantha Newspaper with their permission by Nancy Thornton, Choteau, Montana. All rights reserved." Copyright 2013-present by Nancy Thornton. This file may be freely copied for non-profit purposes.
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Compiled from the Choteau Montanan by Nancy Thornton November, 2013.
C.E. Trescott And Son, Publishers.

1/1/1915 Choteau Commercial Club presents the Dixie Jubilee Concert Co. on Jan. 8 at the high school auditorium. A. Peterson, the tailor will move his place of business from Main Street to the rooms adjoining the Choteau Drug Store on First Street west. New ice box installed at Choteau Meat Co. holds 15 lbs. of ice and expanded stock of meat that it can handle. Town of Choteau to sell on Feb. 1, 20 coupon street improvement bonds at $500 each, 6 percent interest, 15 years, purpose of filling, grading and otherwise improving the streets, avenues, and alleys.

1/8/15 Company M N.G.M. and Choteau Bank gave a party at the armory on New years night. Another part was at Weaver-Crossen hall the same evening. Newly elected county officers take office. Chas. H. Connor & Son selling Case “25” vehicle for $1,350.

1/22/15 Montana Power Co. considering line to Choteau, purchase of plant of H.C. McCollough. Footbridge to spam Spring Creek on 1st Street N.W. near the present wagon bridge, and another will be constructed on Third Street N.W. for Hobson Addition residents will connect with concrete walks already laid.

2/5/15 Several carloads of timbers delivered by GN to construct bridges across Spring Creek on their R-O-W.

2/12/15 Footbridges complete. Choteau Band was out last Sunday morning and played several selected as on the street of Choteau. Glenloyd sold to C.B. Jackson of Great Falls.

2/19/15 Pondera County creation petition before count. Ad: The Pioneer Café. A. Mualley, proprietor. Open day and night. Ad: the Pioneer Bar, John M. Graves, prop.
2/19/15 Glenloyd Hotel, under management of H.A. Jackson and wife, late of Bole, café there to be managed by A.O. Pond and wife. P.F. Tenbrook died of his injuries after falling off balcony in the rear of the Motor Mart.

2/26/15 Proposed Prohibition law. First annual ball by young pioneers of Teton County on March 5, at Weaver-Crossen hall. Tickets $1 per couple. Supper at Glenloyd $.25 per plate.

3/5/15 New school districts formed, Fairfield #21, Bole #17, C.H. Connor celebrated his 63rd birthday in the Connor hall. Rev. L.G. Haley will start a movement to building a young men's athletic club and gym for Choteau calls to raise $500. County high school trustees appointed by county commissioners: Phil I. Cole, A. B. Guthrie, J.G. Bair, G.M. Coffey, H.L. Halladay, W.D. Jones.

3/12/15 Mrs. Phillip Beaupre, 80, died in Great Falls. Henry, son and others survive. Conrad Independent awarded county printing contract for one year. A parent teacher association was organized on March 4, pres. Mrs. A.B. Guthrie.

3/19/15 Registration lists, 103 in precinct first ward, 145 second ward, Conrad 1st 159, 2nd, 107; Valier 1st 76; Valier second 99; Cut Bank 1st 39; second 76; Total for annual municipal elections 804, 577 men, 227 women. Choteau Light and Power County sold to Great Falls Power Co. , promises a great reduction in rates. Regular band rehearsal on Monday Wednesday Friday eve at 8 o'clock in Hodgskiss hall. All bank men requested to attend. A new beginners band is being formed with free instruction by John Holland. Every man desirous of learning invited to join.

3/26/15 Charles Givens, Bynum, died of Bright's disease. Town names after his father. Rexall Drug Store, in the McDonald building south of Choteau Merc on Main for more than a year, by W.H. Hewson of Great Falls, sold on Tuesday to homer McCullough former owner of Choteau Electric Light Plant and A.P. Spencer who has been the pharmacist in charge for several months. Choteau ordinance passed against animals running at large. James Chapman elected president of Choteau Rod and Gun Club.

to be continued.

Last Updated   6/26/18

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