About Townsend Inter-Mountain (Townsend, Mont.) 1914-191?
- Dates available on this site:
- Aug. 20, 1914-March 25, 1915
- Dates published:
- Geographic coverage:
- Contributing institution:
- Broadwater County Museum, Townsend, Montana
With the first issue, published Aug 20, 1914, the editor, G. M. Calkin announced that the Townsend Inter-Mountain would be a successor to, but not a continuation of The Broadwater Opinion. Calkin distanced this new endeavor from its predecessor. With more non-local content and a decreased emphasis on politics, the Townsend Inter-Mountain printed articles encompassing a broader range of interests. In January 1915, Calkin sold the plant to the Inter-Mountain Company and moved to Loma to start a newspaper there. On February 4, 1915, the newspaper announced: “The name Inter-Mountain, we inherit from our Predecessor, but nothing else, -- absolutely nothing.” With that the new Inter-Mountain, cut the number of pages and refocused on local news, while Harriet Stuart, the new editor, brought a woman’s viewpoint to the editorials. In August 1915 Fred E. Holderby bought the Townsend Inter-Mountain, but within two weeks a fire swept through Townsend, destroying the newspaper plant.
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