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Monroe doctor bought a Montana practice
Dr. John Geddes Randall was raised in Beloit and practiced homeopathic medicine in Monroe from 1898 until he moved to Missoula, Montana in 1905.
How does a young doctor living in Monroe in 1905 find out about and purchase a medical practice in Missoula, Montana without ever having been to that state? Thanks to Al Stauffacher, of New Glarus, who shared a Montana Historical Society publication, we now have the answer to that question. This column demonstrates the importance of archives that save documents to chronicle the lives of people who are no longer here to answer our questions.