On this day in 1932 – Mrs. O’Connell Sr. died, the Giant Springs at Great Falls, and Lizzie Ralston

March 16, 1932

Mrs. Dick O’Connell Sr. died 73 yrs.  Her grandsons were her pallbearers and altar boys. The Giant Springs near Gt. Falls puts out 388 million gallons of water a minute. It’s a wonderful sight to see. Then it runs on a few ft. and goes in the Missouri river. Brother Johnie was born in Belmont 51 yrs. ago the 19th of Mar. 1932. I figure he was the 1st boy born here. Lizzie Ralston was the first girl. I was the 1st baby [to live] in this town [Marysville] and Belmont. I was with my Mother when she came up the Missouri river in 1879. My Father came up some months before us.

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