Sham battle Billings Custer reenactment
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There were a series of Custer Battlefield ('Custer's Last Battle') re-enactments on the flats between the railroad tracks and the Old Prison, just southeast of North Park. A line of railcars formed the southern end of the battlefield. On July 4, 1911, the performance of the sham battle was impacted by a mix of automobiles, horse drawn carriages, and crowds of people venturing into the battle grounds -A classic side battle of technologies, so much so, it was declared to probably be the last Custer re-enactment - -See 'Crowds Interfere With the Battle, Effect of Reproduction of Historical Event Ruined by Automobiles and Carriages', Billings Gazette, July, 1911. The Salsbury Collection at the Western Heritage Center has several more images of this 1911 re-enactment.
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- Billings Public Library
- Billings, Montana;
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- Unknown. Sham battle Billings Custer reenactment. 1911. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16013.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16013coll53/id/228. (Accessed May 30, 2020.)
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- Unknown, (1911) Sham battle Billings Custer reenactment. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16013.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16013coll53/id/228
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- Unknown. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://cdm16013.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16013coll53/id/228>.