By Rose Teske
P. C. Museum Curator 

Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023


September 20, 2023

Corn was a big crop in Phillips County in the early 1920s. The first Annual Northern Montana Corn and Potato Show was held in Malta in early November 1922. The show was held in the lobbies of the new courthouse according to The Enterprise newspaper. Corn was on the first floor, potatoes on the second, and small grains, grasses and forage on the third.

Twelve northern Montana counties participated with about 1,250 people attending over the course of the three days. There were 400 exhibits of corn comprised of 4,800 ears, 158 exhibits of potatoes, and 142 small grains. Ribbons and monetary p...

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