Icon Sep 15, 2010

On October 28, 1891, the Weekly Missoulian caricaturized Hammond as the “Missoula Octopus, that is undertaking to reach its slimy arms over the county and strangle the life out of it.” The following year, Hammond purchased the newspaper.

For more information: http://www.historycooperative.org/journals/ohq/10a9.4/gordon.html

Once again, the “octo” part of octopus is optional.

Arms labelled: South Missoula Land Co, Delinquent Taxes, The Missoulian, Camas Farmers, Race Track, Timber Den?, Missoula Water Works!, Town of C?dale, Ramsdell Bros, Mortgage Records, Florence Hotel, Bitter Root Farmers, Missoula Hotel, Steel R?, Higgins Estate, First National Bank, McCormack Estate, Town of Bonner, Front Street, Town of Cor wallis, Town of Victor, Fort Missoula, Canon Ditch, Missoula Real Estate Assn, Church

via www.historycooperative.org