Shot in Montana

Shot in Montana

For nearly a century, movies have been made in Montana. The state played itself in Cattle Queen of Montana, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, Winter in the Blood, and the iconic A River Runs Through It, and it doubled for an Arctic ice pack in Firefox, Nebraska in Nebraska, the authentic Old West in Heaven’s Gate, and even heaven in What Dreams May Come....

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Butte's Irish Heart

Butte's Irish Heart

The neighborhoods of St. Mary’s Parish in Butte, Montana, were some of the first settled by immigrants coming to work in Butte’s copper mines in the early 1900s. Most families were Irish and Cornish, and they lived in neighborhoods called Dublin Gulch, Corktown, Sunnyside, Muckerville, and Anaconda Road...

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Cass Gilbert in Big Sky Country

Cass Gilbert in Big Sky Country

In this superbly researched and heavily illustrated essay, historian Patty Dean tells the story of architect Cass Gilbert’s Montana Club, places it in the context of gentlemen’s clubs internationally, and offers fascinating detail on the evolving design of the elegant club, with its five stories, custom furnishings, and soaring spaces...

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Montana 1864

Three Ringlings in Montana:
Circus Trains to Cattle Ranches

The Ringling Brothers Circus—the world’s greatest shows!—made five brothers some of the wealthiest men in America in the early 1900s.

One of them—flamboyant John Ringling—came to Montana in 1903 looking for investments. He ended up building a railroad and launching a ranching company.

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Montana 1864

Warrior in the Ring:
The life of Marvin Camel,
Native American world champion boxer

In the Golden Age of boxing, Marvin Camel—a mixed blood from the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana—defied all obstacles of race, poverty, and geographical isolation to become the first Native American to win a world boxing title...

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Montana 1864

Montana 1864
Indians, Emigrants, and Gold in the Territorial Year

In Montana 1864, writer and scholar Ken Egan Jr. captures this momentous year with a tapestry of riveting stories about Indians, traders, gold miners, trail blazers, fortune-seekers, settlers, Vigilantes, and outlaws—the characters who changed Montana, and those who resisted the change with words and war.

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The Montana Medicine Show's Genunine Montana History

The Montana Medicine Show's Genuine Montana History

This book is a collection of episodes from the popular radio program, Montana Medicine Show by Derek Strahn, that originates at KGLT studios on the campus of Montana State University-Bozeman. Though the program strives to inform, its main objective is to entertain—to relate some interesting or quirky anecdote and provide an enjoyable or thought-provoking glimpse of Montana’s past.

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Rough Trip through Yellowstone

Rough Trip through Yellowstone

In the winter of 1894, the magazine Forest and Stream sent one of its most talented writers, Emerson Hough, to Yellowstone National Park to document the decline in bison. Under the tutelage of legendary guide Billy Hofer, Hough learned to ski on 12-foot-long wooden slats. He witnessed the arrest of notorious poacher Ed Howell—caught red-handed skinning a bison—and met pioneering photographer F. Jay Haynes.

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Frank Lloyd Wright in Montana

Frank Lloyd Wright in Montana

Generously illustrated with photographs and architectural drawings, Frank Lloyd Wright in Montana: Darby, Stevensville, and Whitefish highlights the intriguing stories of three little-known but important Frank Lloyd Wright projects built during the 20th century in western Montana....

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Adventure Tales

Adventure Tales of Montana's Last Frontier

The Wild West's last stand took place in Montana's Milk River Country, the wind-swept "Hi-Line" along the Canadian border. In Adventures Tales of Monatna's Last Frontier, Montana historian Gary Wilson vividly chronicles the area's panoramic past that featured fur traders, Native Americans, soldiers, pioneering women, itinerant preachers, cattle barons, and outlaws.

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High Country Women

High Country Women:

Pioneers of Yosemite National Park

by Chris Enss

Women have played an important—though often hidden—role in shaping the history of Yosemite National Park. High Country Women reveals the contributions made by these strong and independent pioneers.

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"The Whole Country was... 'One Robe'": The Little Shell Tribe’s America

"The Whole Country was... 'One Robe'": The Little Shell Tribe’s America

The Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana and Drumlummon Institute have published “The Whole Country was . . . ‘One Robe’”: The Little Shell Tribe’s America. “The Whole Country was . . . ‘One Robe,’” by historian and folklorist Nicholas Vrooman, is an extraordinary account of an extraordinary people...

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Women In Wonderland

Women In Wonderland

“Betsy Watry tells the tales of a dozen women, some of whom had short-lived adventures in Yellowstone National Park, but most of whom spent decades as rangers, scientists, interpreters, and entrepreneurs, shaping the Park’s physical and cultural landscape....”
—Dr. Mary Murphy, historian and author of Hope in Hard Times

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Splendid on a Large Scale

Splendid on a Large Scale:

The Writings of Hans Peter Gyllembourg Koch, Montana Territory, 1869-1874

Known as Peter, the young man quickly grew “enthusiastic on the subject of Montana, her beauties and resources,” and his writings offer a wonderfully articulate account of his first years in a new country—as an unlikely frontiersman, often reluctant businessman...

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A RIDE TO THE INFERNAL REGIONS: Yellowstone's First Tourists

A Ride to the Infernal Regions:

Yellowstone's First Tourists

A little-known and previously unavailable account of the first tourist party to Yellowstone. Travel along as they explore the area in 1871.

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FLOATING ON THE MISSOURI:

Floating on the Missouri:

100 Years After Lewis & Clark

An entertaining travelogue of the 1901 float trip on the Missouri River along part of the same route of Lewis & Clark along with a collection of frontier stories, memories, and Indian legends.

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COPPER CAMP: The Lusty Story of Butte, Montana

Copper Camp: The Lusty Story of Butte, Montana

The classic Montana book by the Writer’s Project tells it all! From the miners to the kids to the girls of the line, Copper Camp is the people's story of the Richest Hill on Earth during its wild and wide-open heydey.

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THE WAR OF THE COPPER KINGS

The War of the Copper Kings

The jaw-dropping "real" story of the legendary corruption and bribery in Butte, Montana during the rich copper mining era.

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GRACE STONE COATES: Her Life in Letters

Grace Stone Coates: Her Life in Letters

Grace Stone Coates is the extraordinary story of a demure Montana housewife and writer (Black Cherries) and her personal correspondence with William Saroyan (The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze), as well as Montana literary lion, H.G. Merriam, Frank Bird Linderman, James Rankin, and many others. It is a very engaging adventure that reveals the brilliant, passionate woman that is Montana writer Grace Stone Coates.

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WHEN THE MEADOWLARK SINGS

When the Meadowlark Sings

Born in 1918 in Fort Benton, Montana, Nedra Sterry has crafted a remarkable memoir of life on the Montana prairies and a childhood defined in equal measure by poverty and grace, hard work and family ties. Sterry's memoir traces her family through the homesteading boom, the Great Depression, World War II, and more.

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PLACE NAMES OF GLACIER NATIONAL PARK

Place Names of Glacier National Park

Here are the unique stories behind 663 geographic names in Glacier National Park, Montana, and Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta. This book will add to anyone’s enjoyment of these parks. The book is an encyclopedic overview of the who, the how, and the why of the geographic names. From Mount Doody, to Kitchen Hill, to Almighty Voice Mountain, readers will be fascinated to learn the hidden stories behind the names on the map of Glacier.

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Notes For A Novel: The Selected Poems of Frieda Fligelman

Notes For A Novel: The Selected Poems of Frieda Fligelman

This collection showcases a generous selection of Fligelman’s “passionate, witty, and often heartbreaking” poems. Notes for a Novel also includes three essays on Fligelman’s exceptional life and work.

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Montana Ghost Stories

Coming Home

Perhaps the most scrutinized and documented of Montana cities, Butte and Anaconda possess great material and cultural incongruities that continue to intrigue and beguile: natural beauty versus industrial landscape, great wealth...

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