About Judith Basin County Press (Stanford, Mont.) 1920-1956
- Dates available on this site:
- Dec. 2, 1920-Dec. 28, 1950
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- Contributing institution:
- Judith Basin County Free Library, Stanford, Montana
When Stanley Thurston, the brother of a previous owner, bought the Stanford World in Dec 1920, he changed the name to reflect the newly created county which the Stanford World had worked for seven years to create. The new Judith Basin County Press as labeled as a continuation of the Stanford World, though it was also a merger of the Stanford World and the Geyser Basin County Times, which Thurston had been running for a number of years. He immediately started fighting with the Hobson newspaper over the outcome of the county seat election. Stanford had won, but according to the Press, people in Hobson, including the newspaper, were casting aspersions on Stanford and accusing “them” of wrongdoing. Thurston remained politically engaged, and in the mid-1930s when there was talk about consolidating smaller counties, he became president of the Montana County Protective association which fought for a constitutional amendment which would require the agreement of the population of any county considered for consolidation. He also served as a Montana representative to the Great Northern railroad in the 1920s over a proposed extension from New Rockford, N. D. to Lewistown. The Judith Basin County Press always reported on local people and events and took its responsibility to boost the county seriously.
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