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Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, October 4, 2023

In 1920, two Saco citizens William Scheele and O. R. Hawver spearheaded an effort to create a new county comprised of the eastern part of Phillips County and the western part of Valley County. The county was to be called Milk River County. The western boundary went from the Missouri River north past Content which would be in the new county. Then it jogged northeast past Bowdoin to Nelson Reservoir and then angled northwest to the Canadian line. The eastern boundary was just east of Hinsdale.

Petitions for and against the new county were circulated throughout the area. In August, the Phillips C...


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