Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Montana's Mysterious Terraces

These supposed "Chinese terraces" next to the railroad baffled archaeologists for many years.


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Monday, February 23, 2015

Ella Knowles

In the era before women's suffrage, Ella Knowles successfully became Montana's first female lawyer.


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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Helena's Street Names

Ellen Baumler details the sources and the colorful history of Helena's street names.


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Monday, February 16, 2015

What Caused the Bison Extinction?

Anthrax and brucellosis contributed to human slaughter of wild buffalo herds.


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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Smallpox and Montana's Native People

The steamboat St. Peter's provides just one example of human error that led to an epidemic of smallpox.


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Monday, February 9, 2015

During the frontier era, African-American Isaiah Dorman served as an interpreter, courier, guide, and soldier.


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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The Murder of Frank Little

In the aftermath of the Speculator Mine Disaster in 1917, IWW organizer Frank Little was killed by vigilantes in Butte.


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Monday, February 2, 2015

Millie Ringold

Not only was this former slave an entrepreneur in Montana during the Gold Rush, she is also remembered for her phenomenal aptitude for music.


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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Montana's Chinese Pioneers

History often overlooks the substantial roles that Chinese-Americans played in Montana's past.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

The Community of Fort Peck

The Fort Peck Dam project was temporary, but it attracted a diverse influx of workers, many of whom stayed and retained the sense of solidarity that they had built with the dam.
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