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The four-page, seven-column weekly began in 1892 the year of Havre’s platting, under the editorial direction of Charles Moore, a newspaperman from Glasgow, Montana. The Great Northern Railroad had arrived in Havre in 1887, connecting St. Paul, Minnesota, with Seattle, Washington, and the early issues of the Havre Herald  reflected the ongoing importance of the railroad to the town of Havre and the region.

In July 1904, a reincarnation of the original Havre Herald began under the editorial leadership of publisher, A.C. Lender, a Democrat and strong supporter of organized labor. Lender used the newspaper as a platform for attacking Republican “imperialist” policies, high tariffs, and the opponents of the labor movement. The publisher did not neglect local news; the newspaper regularly reported new construction in town as well as the affairs of Fort Assiniboine, a U.S. Army post established in 1879 to protect white settlers from the Blackfeet, Gros Ventre, and Sioux Indians in northern Montana. The Havre Herald ceased publication in 1908.

Provided by: Montana Historical Society; Helena, MT