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Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, June 5, 2024

In the late 1890s and early 1900s, northeastern Montana was home to many colorful characters, some on the good side of the law and some not. One of these men was Henry “Long Henry” Thompson. It is thought that Long Henry found his way to Montana as a member of a Slaughter-Kyle Long S cattle drive. It was said that Long Henry could be cheerful one minute and turn like a flash into a demon the next. After being accused of killing a round-up cook in the Miles City area, Long Henry found his way to the Valley County area. Phillips County was not created yet.

One night in 1899, while Long Henry was...


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