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The Billings herald. : (Billings, Mont.) 1882-1885
Place of publication:
Billings, Mont.
Geographic coverage:
  • Billings, Yellowstone, Montana  |  View more titles from this: City County, State
Bromley & Devine
Dates of publication:
  • Vol. 1, no. 2 (June 1, 1882)-v. 3, no. 49 (May 2, 1885).
  • English
  • "Democratic." Cf. An Illustrated history of the Yellowstone Valley.
  • First issue misnumbered no. 2. Cf. An Illustrated history of the Yellowstone Valley.
  • Merged with: Billings rustler, and: Post (Billings, Mont.), to form: Daily gazette (Billings, Mont.), and: Montana stock gazette.
  • Publisher varies.
sn 84036001
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The Billings Herald

On June 1, 1882, E. A. Bromley and Alexander Devine established the first newspaper in Billings, Montana, the Billings Herald, an 8-column, 4- page weekly. Devine became the Corresponding Secretary early on for the Montana Press Association. Before Devine launched his career in newspapers, he served as the secretary to the general traffic manager of the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railroad.

In early issues of the Herald, the editors touted the mining, agricultural, and steamboat trade. And of course news of the Northern Pacific Railroad figured prominently in stories, not surprising since the town was named for Fredrick Billings, president of the Northern Pacific.

Provided by: Montana Historical Society; Helena, MT