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Autumn 2012

Autumn 2012

Vol. 62, No. 3

Created: Friday, September 21, 2012

Vol. 62, No. 3

This Was J.C.PenneyA Century of James Penney’s Main Street Department Stores in the Rocky Mountain West
by David Delbert Kruger watch the video

The Travails of Flathead Indian Agent Charles S. Medary, 1875–1877by Robert Bigart

The Art of StorytellingPlains Indian Perspectives
by Jennifer Bottomley-O’looney

Louis W. Hill, the Great Northern Railway, and the Origins of Automobile Tourism in the Northern Plainsby Alan R. Havig

The Serendipitous Preservation of Butte’s Mai Wah Noodle Parlor and the Wah Chong Tai Companyby Hal Waldrup

Categories: Publication, Magazines



Geiger, Subverting Exclusion, reviewed by Caroline H. Yang | Hampton, ed., Life and Death at the Mouth of the Musselshell, reviewed by Stephenie Ambrose Tubbs | McPherson, As If the Land Owned Us, reviewed by Matthew S. Makley | Jenkinson, The Character of Meriwether Lewis, reviewed by Larry E. Morris | Ballard, Commander and Builder of Western Forts, reviewed by Michael L. Tate | Mengak, Reshaping Our National Parks and Their Guardians, reviewed by Craig Rigdon

On the cover

(front) Deer Hunters' Camp, by William Herbert Dunton, c. 1926; (back) Ledger Book, by Walter Bone Shirt, Brulé Lakota, c. 1890