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March 1944 in Montana

March 1 – A huge snowfall blocked many rural roads. The Red Cross began a fund-raising drive.

March 3 – One man was killed and two were injured in an explosion during construction of the Northern Pacific Railroad tunnel east of Bozeman.

March 4 – Doolittle Raider David Thatcher was interviewed on a radio program on the Blue Radio network.

March 6 – Two civilians flying an Aeronca trainer were injured after they struck a power line and crashed near Apgar. Minus 16 degrees recorded in Glasgow.

March 14 – A five-year-old Billings boy lost a leg after being run over by a train.

March 19 – A 7th Ferrying Group pilot was killed in the crash of his light bomber at Stockett.

March 24 – A gasoline explosion at a Baker garage destroyed eight cars and caused $40,000 damage.

March 30 – The Montana Hotel in Helena was damaged by fire. All 19 guests were evacuated safely.

March 31 – The old grandstand at Anaconda was destroyed by fire.

Montana History Calendar 1942

Montana History Calendar 1941

Montana History Calendar 1930s

February 1944 in Montana

April 1944 in Montana


November 1943 in Montana

November 1943 in Montana

• November 1 – American Marines landed on Bougainville in the Solomon Islands.

• November 5 – American carrier planes and heavy bombers attacked Japanese warships at Rabaul.

• November 7 – A natural gas explosion in Anaconda leveled a block–long federal housing project, injuring two.

• November 11 – Henry L. Myers, former U.S. Senator from Montana (1911-1923) and associate justice of the Montana Supreme Court (1927-1929), died in Billings.

• November 17 – Two Great Northern “speeder” cars carrying members of a track repair crew crashed 35 miles east of Libby, with three killed and 12 injured.

• November 20 – U.S. Marines landed on Tarawa Atoll and Makin Island.

• November 22 – President Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Chiang Kai-shek met in Cairo.

Cairo Conference National Archives

•November 23 – A fire caused $11,000 in damages at the Albemarle Apartment building in Butte.

• November 25 – The Missoula Spartans defeated the Billings Broncs for the state football title.

• November 28 – Churchill, Stalin, and Roosevelt met in Tehran and agreed on the planned invasion of Europe.

Montana History Calendar 1942

Montana History Calendar 1941

Montana History Calendar 1930s

October 1943 in Montana

December 1943 (coming soon)

Learn more about what was happening October 1943 in Montana and check out  Montana’s Home Front During World War II


Northwestern Energy looks at options

 Northwestern Energy is considering building a natural gas fired electrical generating plant adjacent to the Mill Creek substation near Anaconda. They are considering a plant in the 120 to 220 MW range, which would help stabilize their existing power lines and firm up the power produced by wind generation. If the plant is built, construction will probably begin in 2009, with a completion date of 2010. It is expected to cost more than $100 million, and employ 10 full-time workers after construction is complete.Northwestern has also retained the service of Credit Suisse to evaluate their “strategic options” with regard to their stake in the Colstrip 4 plant. Northwestern leased this power until 2007, when they purchased 222 MW outright. Approximately 40% of this power is used in Montana, with another 40% shipped to the Seattle area. The Montana Consumer Council believes that Northwestern violated the terms of the 2004 agreement that brought the company out of bankruptcy when they purchased this power without first receiving permission from the Montana Public Service Commission.