100 Years Ago

Fallon County Times Successor to the Fallonite

Printed weekly at Baker, Montana, in the interest of the people.

Butte H. Tipton, Publisher

Entered at the Postoffice at Baker, Montana,

as Second Class Matter

Two dollars the year, strictly in advance

  The Fallon County Times turned 100 years old the week of  May 25, 2016.

   Following are a couple of stories from back then.

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Fallon County Fair  Sept. 19-20

   Tuesday of next week the Fallon County Fair will open at Ekalaka. Plans are underway to make the fair this year better than it has ever been. Arrangements are being made to entertain the large number of visitors that will attend this year. The agricultural display promises to be bigger and better than heretofore and Supt. Garner has exerted every effort to make the exhibit the most complete ever displayed. The track has been put in splendid condition and the buildings on the fair ground have all been repaired.

   The sport program promises to be par excellence and good racing and many other interesting events will be one of the big features of the program.

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Making improvements

   The Baker Electric Light & Power Co.’s plant is undergoing changes that will materially increase its capacity. Last week a new 150HP engine was unloaded and a new dynamo will be installed soon. Manager Heinrich is also having an addition made to the building that will allow for an office and storage room. The new improvements underway will mean an outlay of over $5,000. It is expected that day current will be furnished in the near future. This would be welcome by many business firms.

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Akers won by 1 in final count

   After much uncertainty as to the successful nominee on the Democratic ticket for Commissioner and rumors of a tie vote, the official canvass gives  W.P. Akers a plurality of one vote.

   It was thought it would be necessary to determine the winner by casting lots, as provided in case of a tie vote by the primary law, but the official count put Akers ahead by the small margin stated.

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War message now on way

   This is the week for the auto run on the Yellowstone Trail from Plymouth, Mass., to Seattle, Wash., carrying the war message across the continent. The schedule is to be thirty-one miles per hour.

   Frank Mielke, of Marmarth, is to drive the messenger from that point to Ismay and the car is expected to pass through Baker this afternoon (Thursday). If the trip is made on schedule time the message will arrive at its destination on Saturday morning at nine o’clock.

   Sixty-four cars and drivers will be engaged in making this drive. Every precaution against accident and delay is being taken. The message is to be carefully receipted for at each general relay and reports of the progress of the message is to be made daily.