“Capital Fights” The Struggles of Selecting Montana’s Capital

Schedule: Thursday, October 18th | 6:00-7:30pm

“Capital Fights” The Struggles of Selecting Montana’s Capital |Thursday, October 18th ǀ 6-7:30pm ǀ Gary Forney| Virginia City Meeting Hall| $20

Many of Montana’s cities were hungry for the honor—and the economic benefits–of being selected as the capital site.  And the stories of the battles to obtain, or retain, this honor is one of the most colorful chapters in Montana history.  Join us as we travel back to explore how cases of rampant ballot irregularities, wholesale vote buying, a mysterious fire, and a hearing before the United States Supreme Court influenced the location of our state’s capital. The focus of this class will be upon the four elections—and the factors and people which influenced those elections—that determined the location of the capital of Montana.   Questions and discussion will be encouraged.

The address for the Meeting Hall is: 316 West Idaho, Virginia City

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  • October 18, 2018
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm