Monday, May 25, 2015

Montana's Naval Namesakes

At least 9 naval ships have been christened with names relating to the Treasure State.


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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

"If These Walls Could Talk"

In 1977, the Montana Ghost Town Preservation Society published a pamphlet telling the story of one of Virginia City's most important buildings, a building which is now invisible.


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Monday, May 18, 2015

The Montana Collegiate Institute

Montana's first college, though short-lived, set the stage for post-secondary education in Montana.


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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Iron Riders

The African-American soldiers of the 25th infantry served (experimentally) as the US Army's only bicycle corps.

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Fun and Games in Virginia City

A woman recalls one of the most universal and enduring pursuits of childhood: alleviation of boredom. Happy Mother's Day!


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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Evelyn Cameron, Trailblazer

Photographer and maverick Evelyn Cameron caused a scandal by defying the Victorian-era dress code.


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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Rise of Chain Stores


Dozens of chain stores have decorated the hills and valleys of Montana, from department stores such as Sears & Roebuck to such grocery stores as Safeway.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Ancient Writings

Many have speculated as to the origin of Hellgate Canyon's unusual pictographs.


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Monday, April 27, 2015

Kidnapped!

Employees want pay—and they'll go to great lengths to get it, as Harry Child discovered through an "adventure" in 1883.


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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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