Montana Historical Society Press


MHS Press publishes regional books on the history and cultural resources of Montana. Book titles with asterisks (*) are available as ebooks from most major online ebook retailers.

The award-winning quarterly, Montana The Magazine of Western History, contains articles on the history of Montana and the West. Search the magazine index for a more comprehensive catalog of articles. To obtain prices and/or purchase back issues, email or call (406) 444-4708. Copies may also be available at your local library or the MHS Research Center.

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Spring 1977

Spring 1977

Vol. 27, No. 2

Created: Monday, March 21, 1977

Vol. 27, No. 2

David Dawson Mitchell Virginian on the Wild Missouri
by Paul E. Verdon

Timber to Newport on the Pend Oreille River in Idahoby Louis Musso III

An Inning for Sin Chicago Joe and Her Hurdy-Gurdy Girls
by Rex C. Myers

Camp Baker/Fort Logan Microcosm of the /Frontier Military Experience
by Raymond A. Mentzer, Jr.

Asian Adventures of a Cowboy from Montana—Red Bartonby Ralph Miracle

Care and Feeding of the Model Tby Tony Dalich

Categories: Publication, Magazines



Frost, General Custer’s Libbie, reviewed by Robert G. Palmer | Harris and Rainey, eds., The Cowboy: Six-Shooters, Songs, and Sex, reviewed by Elliott West | Reed, foreword by McCracken, John Clymer: An Artist’s Rendezvous with the Frontier West, reviewed by Clifford P. Westermeier | Athearn, The Coloradans, reviewed by Morris F. Taylor | Bower, foreword by Waters, Fred Rosenstock: A Legend in Books and Art, reviewed by Norman J. Bender | Tanner, A Biography of Ezra Thompson Clark, reviewed by S. George Ellsworth | Abbott, Colorado: A History of the Centennial State, reviewed by Lyle W. Dorsett | Reps, Cities on Stone: Nineteenth Century Lithograph Images of the Urban West, reviewed by Matthew T. Downey | Bertino, The Scissorbills—A True Story of Montana’s Homesteaders, reviewed by Forest Crossen | Thane, ed., A Governor’s Wife on the Mining Frontier: The Letters of Mary Edgerton from Montana, 1863–1865, reviewed by Michael P. Malone | Joralemon, Adventure Beacons, reviewed by Duane A. Smith

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Camp of the Gros Ventres of the Prairies, 1832–1834, by Karl Bodmer