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The Glasgow courier. [volume] : (Glasgow, Mont.) 1913-current
Alternative Titles:
  • Glasgow courier and Valley County news
  • Glasgow-Fort Peck courier
Place of publication:
Glasgow, Mont.
Geographic coverage:
  • Glasgow, Valley, Montana  |  View more titles from this: City County, State
Standard Pub. Co.
Dates of publication:
  • Vol. 10, no. 13 (Aug. 8, 1913)-
Weekly Jan. 5, 1967-
  • English
  • Glasgow (Mont.)--Newspapers.
  • Montana--Glasgow.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01220468
  • Archived issues are available in digital format from the Library of Congress Chronicling America online collection.
  • Golden anniversary Fort Peck Progress ed. published on Nov. 30, 1937; Fortieth anniversary: Montana on threshold of new day in 1913 published on Aug. 6, 1953.
  • Supplement with title: The Forum, accompanies some numbers Dec. 1972-1976.
sn 85042379
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The Glasgow Courier

The Glasgow [Montana] Courier, a six-column, ten-page weekly, began publication in 1903, 16 years after the arrival of the St. Paul, Minneapolis, & Manitoba Railroad in Glasgow in 1887. On August 11, 1913, a Culbertson, Montana publisher, T. Joseph Hocking, arrived in Glasgow as the new owner of the Valley County Independent. He immediately changed the paper's name to the Glasgow Courier. Hocking remained the owner of the Republican weekly until its sale in 1958.

The first issue of the Courier under Hocking's ownership proclaimed the opening of 1.3 million acres of the Fort Peck Reservation to non-Indians. Those early issues contained numerous ads for land sales, referring to Glasgow as the "Gateway City." Hocking also promoted the second annual Valley County Fair. The Courier reported the arrest of dozens of "aliens" for carrying weapons not registered with the Montana Fish & Game Department. The 1910s marked an era of fear of foreign farmers and workers associated with the Non-Partisan League and the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), resulting in the passage of alien and sedition acts. The Courier published an editorial blasting an IWW riot in Minot, North Dakota, accusing the IWW of adhering to political views to the left of the Socialists and all other labor unions. The Courier quoted the Grand Forks [North Dakota] Herald denouncing the IWW as an organization that "respects no contract, stands by no agreement, and makes war on everything." However, the Courier did favorably report on a rally for women's suffrage at which Jeannette Rankin, Montana suffragist and future Congresswoman, spoke.

Provided by: Montana Historical Society; Helena, MT