owpunchers, miners, and soldiers are
tolerably virile persons as a rule. When they went to town in the
frontier days seeking surcease from vocational cares and solace in
the cup that cheers, it was just as well for the urbanites to
either brace themselves or take to cover. The citizens of any town
willing and able to be host city for a combination of the above
diamonds in the rough had to be quick on the draw and used to
inhaling powder smoke.
Havre came into existence as a division point when the Great
Northern Railroad was built and purveyed pastime to cowboys,
doughboys, and miners on the side. It is hard to believe now, but
as a frontier camp she was wild and hard to curry.
The Hi-Line and the Yellowstone Trail: To Glacier Park and Back Again.
1 Sept. 2004.
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