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South of The Border: Whitlash's Liberty Hall and the Would-be U.S. Veep

 

April 3, 2019

This publicity photo of the Glendora Players was likely made in the late 1930's. The Glendora Players presented vaudeville type shows all over the Rocky Mountain region, including Liberty Hall in Whitlash. Glen Taylor, in the white hat, eventually became a U.S. Senator from Idaho and ran unsuccessfully for Vice President of the United States in 1948.

South of the Border,

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Columnist's note: Liberty Hall, the century-old community hall in Whitlash sitting atop a small rise, is one of the first buildings a traveler sees when approaching Whitlash in the Sweet Grass Hills. I've read several accounts of the history and role of the building in the community since the hall was completed in 1916. Nearly every version of the history of Liberty Hall recounts the many community events held there over the years and, particularly, the dances held regularly and the occasional professional traveling theatrical or musical groups that would...



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