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The Montana Post Archive

  • Virginia City, Montana
  • 18641869

About

Originally located in Virginia City, the Montana Post was the first newspaper in the Montana Territory issued as a regular edition, appearing only four months after Montana achieved territorial status. A Republican standard bearer in a gold rush town dominated by Democrats, the Post became a steadfast voice for the Union cause and for "law and order." Launched on August 27, 1864, the paper continued on a weekly schedule until it ceased publication on June 11, 1869. In March 1868, the editors moved operations to Helena. The Post measured 21 x 31 inches (six columns wide) and was printed on a Washington pattern hand press.

Archive Info

  • 3,292
  • Virginia City, Montana
  • 18641869
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Source Information

The Montana Post, 1864–1869 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: May 31, 2023

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Christian Spiegel's Mining Operations

Christian Spiegel's Mining Operations

The Montana Post
Virginia City, Montana
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Staying in Virginia City visiting from Highland (mine)

Staying in Virginia City visiting from Highland (mine)

The Montana Post
Virginia City, Montana
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The Montana Post
Virginia City, Montana
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The Montana Post
Virginia City, Montana
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The Steamboats Guidon and "Arabian." & The Steamer Mountaineer:
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Cornelius Hedges

Cornelius Hedges

The Montana Post
Virginia City, Montana
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Archive Info

  • 3,292
  • Virginia City, Montana
  • 18641869

Source Information

The Montana Post, 1864–1869 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: May 31, 2023