This is the house that Jack built

As part of a photo challenge that I’m participating in, I posted these pictures and story to my Instagram feed today. And I thought I’d share the same here.

Today is Day 12 of this month’s #genealogyphotoaday challenge and the word is “neighborhood”.

“The house that Jack built” in 1935/1936 at the corner of 7th and Davis in Helena, Montana.

This is the house my grandfather Jack Blacker built after the 1935 earthquake that destroyed my grandparents’ home. Continue reading

On this day in 1917 | Montana in WWI: “rounding up the draft duckers”

From The Butte Daily Post on this day in 1917 comes this article on men called for examination for the “national army”.1

I’ve transcribed some excerpts from the article, which began on page 1 of the paper that day, and continued on page 9.

“Here are some interesting figures gleaned from the
first two days’ examination of men for the national
army, as taken from the figures in the hands of the
county exemption board: Continue reading

  1.  The Butte daily post. (Butte, Mont.), 07 Aug. 1917. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <>