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12-year-old girl in Helena, Montana

At two o'clock in the morning a highway Robber was hung on a large pine tree. After breakfast we went to see him. At ten o'clock preaching, at one o'clock a large auction sale of horses and cattle. At two o'clock Sunday school. At three o'clock a foot race. At seven o'clock preaching. The remainder of the time spent by hundreds of miners in gambling and drinking.

Source: Harvey Graff, Growing Up in America, 379


 

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