The Hellgate Lance (Missoula, Montana) 1964-current, October 30, 2015, Image 11

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The Hellgate Lance (Missoula, Montana), 30 Oct. 2015, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.