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 will be 100 years old in May 2016. Following are a couple of stories from back then.

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New business enterprises planned for First Street

  E. A. Monroe made announcement last week of his plan to build a store room adjoining the Lloyd Hotel, at the corner of Montana Avenue and First Street West.

   While the lease has not yet been signed, we have reliable authority for the statement that Pierce & Turner of the Peerless will be his tenants. Their restaurant will be removed from its temporary location beside the Damon rooming house.

   Mr. Monroe’s plans contemplate a building with modern front and full basement, 24 x 55 feet in dimensions and of frame construction. H. F. Griesy has the contract and is now working on the job.

   The cafe dining room will be constructed with the hotel lobby. The hotel building is being improved by the addition of a veranda and will be brightened with a new coat of paint.

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Paul Hubbard sells out his store to Herman Duppler

  Paul Hubbard, of the Baker Hardware Co., has disposed of his stock of hardware and machinery to Herman Duppler, and will retire from the business which he has so successfully conducted on the first of the new year.

   Mr. Hubbard will retain his interest in the real estate and will also continue to sell Studebaker cars in the agency with his associate Mr. Comstock.

   Three years ago Mr. Hubbard started the business, and by diligence and careful management made a success of it.

   Mr. Duppler needs no introduction to the people of Fallon County. He is one of the substantial business men of the county, and that he will make a success of his new undertaking goes without saying.

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   I wish to announce to my friends and patrons that Mr. Chuning and myself have disposed of our interests in the First National Bank of Baker and expect to locate in Calif.

   The purchasing parties are H. L. Bills and W. W. Brant, prominent bankers fro m Lewistown, Mont.

   I have confidence in the business ability of Mr. Brant who will take active management of the bank and feel that the First National will continue to give the service it has rendered in the past.

   I am highly pleased with the support given our bank in the past and it will be the aim of the new management with assistance of the local stockholders and directors to continue to serve you in the best manner possible.

   While I regret the discontinuance of the pleasant business relations I have enjoyed here, it is very gratifying to look back upon the rapid growth of the bank and the community in which I have been interested. It is my sincere hope and opinion that the bank and community will continue to grow and prosper as in the past.

   L. E. Baker