About Big Hole Basin News (Wisdom, Mont.) 1912-1925
- Dates available on this site:
- Nov. 16, 1922-April 30, 1925
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- Contributing institution:
- Carson Library, University of Montana Western, Dillon, Montana
The Big Hole Basin News is one of the few titles with only one owner. When Richard “Dick” Hathaway arrived in Wisdom, he began working for John Armstrong at the Big Hole Breezes. When Armstrong died in 1911, Hathaway acted as managing editor and soon after the Breezes was sold to G.A. Williams, a co-worker of Hathaway’s at the paper, he began publishing The Big Hole Basin News. Politically democratic to the Breezes’ republican leanings, the News coexisted with its rival until Hathaway bought the Breezes in Feb 1915. Until May 1925, the News served the community, providing local, state and national news. On May 3, 1925 a fire burned most of the business district of Wisdom while most of the town was at a community dance. Among the businesses destroyed was the newspaper plant. Hathaway went to work for the Madison County Forum in Sheridan, and after a year, returned to Wisdom and started a new paper, Wisdom News, on Oct 14, 1926. Wisdom News ran until Hathaway’s death on Aug 20, 1930.
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- This content is in the public domain.
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