Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Drouillard the Dashing

A principal member of the Lewis and Clark expedition, George Drouillard was a courageous, talented interpreter and hunter.


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Monday, April 20, 2015

Billings' Ambitious History

Now Montana's largest city, Billings was once "the center of the development of the arid West."


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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Ulm Pishkun

As the largest buffalo jump in North America, this "deep blood kettle" was the primary means of survival for many Native Americans.


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Monday, April 13, 2015

Youth Reform in Montana

Montana's "reformatories" have evolved since their beginning in 1893 ... and concerned citizens have played an indispensable role.


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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Eagle's Store

This general store in West Yellowstone has been run by the same family since 1908.

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Monday, April 6, 2015

Education for All

Over a century ago, Montana established a public school for students with disabilities.


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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A Great Escape

Convict Thomas O'Brien hatched an ingenious plan to break out of prison in Deer Lodge.


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Monday, March 30, 2015

Brickmaking in Helena

Familiar names and places were involved in making the bricks used in Montana landmarks.


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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Laura Etta Smalley

This unmarried Edmonton teacher homesteaded across the border in Inverness, Montana.


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Monday, March 23, 2015

"A Poor Man's Paradise"

The town of Garnet was a family-oriented mining camp before becoming a ghost town.


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