History of New Rockford: June 6, 2022


June 6, 2022

The Feb. 3, 1905, “Transcript” said that recently, Lou Smith [former New Rockford band leader, June 14, 1902-July 28, 1903, and barber, Dec. 1902-July 28, 1903], had died of smallpox in Billings, Mont. The paper claimed that Smith’s band had played at a masquerade ball and some of the costumes were infected with small pox; the piano player also died of the disease. However, the “Transcr...

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