Scope and content: Records consist of materials generated by Montana Governor's Office during the course of regular business.There are subgroups for each of the Legislative Assemblies from 1893-1935, including the Governor's correspondence with the legislature, State of the State messages, reports of pardons and commutations of prisoners, and lists of bills signed and vetoed.; Scope and content: There are subgroups for each of the governors from 1902 to 1962. These subgroups consist of general correspondence from individual consitutents, organizations, and government agencies, arranged alphabetically by correspondent and topic.The final subgroup is entitled "Agency and Special Subject Files." It consists of subject files (1889-1962) arranged by agency and by topic. The files include correspondence, annual and biennial reports, financial statements, inventories, and other materials. Of special note are the prison files which include case files, pardons, commutations, and extraditions. (Manuscript Collection 35); The Montana Governor is the chief executive officer of the State of Montana. During the territorial period [1864-1889], the Governor was appointed by the President of the United States. Since statehood the Governor has been elected in statewide election.; The duties of the office were established in the 1889 Constitution. These duties included overall administration of state government; serving on various boards, including the Board of Prison Commissioners, the Board of Examiners, and others; convening special sessions as needed; signing or vetoing legislation passed by the Legislative Assembly; receiving regular reports from departments of the executive branch; appointing non-elective officials of state government and appointing replacements when elected officials die in office; granting pardons and commutations of sentence; and being the official representative of the state in its relations with the United States and other state governments.; Statehood governors were Joseph K. Toole (1889-1893, 1901-1908), John E. Richards (1893-1897), Robert Burns Smith (11897-1901), Edwin L. Norris (1908-1913), Sam V. Stewart (1913-1921), Joseph M. Dixon (1921-1925), John E. Erickson (1925-1933), Frank H. Cooney (1933-1935), W.E. Holt (1935-1937), Roy E. Ayers (1937-1941), Sam C. Ford (1941-1949), John T. Bonner (1949-1953), J. Hugo Aronson (1953-1961), Donald Nutter (1961-1962).; [Nutter is the last governor included in these records; later governors have their own collections; for thumbnail biographical sketches of governors, see Montana Governor's webpage. http://www.discoveringmontana.com/gov2/formergov/ ].
Ayers, Roy Elmer, 1882-1955.; Babcock, Tim, 1919-; Aronson, J. Hugo (John Hugo), 1891-1978.; Bonner, John W. (John Woodrow), 1902-1970.; Cooney, Frank H. (Frank Henry), 1872-1935.; Crosby, John Schuyler, 1839-1914.; Dixon, Joseph M. (Joseph Moore), 1867-1934.; Erickson, John Edward, 1863-1946.; Ford, Sam C. (Sam Clarence), 1882-1961.; Hauser, Samuel Thomas, 1833-1914.; Holt, W. Elmer (William Elmer), 1884-1945.; Norris, Edwin L. (Edwin Lee), 1865-1924.; Nutter, Donald Grant, 1915-1962.; Potts, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1836-1887.; Stewart, Samuel V. (Samuel Vernon), 1872-1939.; Toole, J. K. (Joseph Kemp), 1851-1929.; Montana. Governor.; Governors--Montana.; State government agencies--Montana.; Montana--History.; Montana--Politics and government.
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Records of the Governors of Montana consist of legislative files (1893-1935), consisting of correspondence, bills, vetos, governors messages, petitions, etc.; general correspondence (1902-1962) for individual administrations; and subject files (1889-1962) arranged by state agency and topic.
Recarring to the matter of yield per acre in Montana, it laay be of ralue to quote from Bulletin Sfo. 57, Bureau of Soils, United States Department of Agriculture, This 3hovf& that in wheat the average per acre in the United States was 12.7 bushels, while the Montana average ,'/as 26,7 bushels. In oat a the United States average vvaa 28,0 bualielsj the Montana average 46,0 bushels. In barley the average per acre in tho United States was 26,0 bushels, while tlie aver¬ age for Montana was 40,0 bvtshels. In rye the figures were 15,0 and 24,0 bushels respectively; and in flax the averages were cespectively 8.0 and 14.0 bushels.
It is believed that the following estl-nates of
the value of Montana products for the year 190.- are con-
Parm and orchard. $ 52,607,000
Livestock and wool ., 23,600,000
Hffiae coasuiaption«.»*,......... 36,000,000
forest products,*,..,..«<...., 6,000,000 Total 1184,357,000
In 1909 the assessed valuation of all clasaea of property in Montana was $280,401,064, an|f increase of about ^32,000,000 over the assessed valuation in tho preceding year.
Montana is a State of vast areas and niagnificent distances. ¥e have within the confines of the State 95,000, 000 acres of land. Of this great domain 35,000,000 acres are arable—25,000,000 acres being suitable for dry farming, and 10,000,000 acres susceptible of irrigation,
Montana has been lavishly endowed with water power, and these sites are being utilized for the generation of current for lighting the cities and for driving machinery in industrial plants and in tl-ie mines.
Partners are cooiing to Montana from the last in large number 3. Here they can sec.'re at a oorapar a lively small cost land that will produco as arach as laxia in the laiadle West that sells for llOO to |150 per acre. The more favorably situated