Hendricks' Columbian, , Image 1

About Hendricks' Columbian (Columbia Falls, Mont.) 1903-1905

Dates available on this site:
June 20, 1903-Jan. 7, 1905
Dates published:
1903-1905
Frequency:
Weekly
Geographic coverage:
  • Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana
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More about this newspaper

In 1891, a farmhouse post office was established in the sparsely populated Upper Flathead Valley. Originally called Monaco, the locale was soon renamed Columbia Falls. The community was accessible by wagon road, ferry, and bridge, and it boasted a location on flat land just west of the Rocky Mountains. For these reasons, local residents expected James J. Hill to make Columbia Falls a major stop on the expanding Great Northern Railway; however, he bypassed the town in favor of present-day Kalispell. Abundant timber and the Flathead River for transporting logs meant that lumber was an early basis for commerce. John W. Pace founded The Columbian in 1891, and the newspaper continued to run in various incarnations to 1925.

Copyright Information:
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LCCN:
sn 85053047
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