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.

Subscribe now!

Montana The Magazine of Western History on Facebook Follow Montana The Magazine of Western History!


Spring 1988

Spring 1988

Vol. 38, No. 2

Created: Monday, March 21, 1988

Vol. 38, No. 2

“There Is Something Wrong Down Here” The Smith Mine Disaster, Bearcreek, Montana, 1943
by Paul Anderson

American Daughters Black Women in the West
by Glenda Riley

“The Best Attractions at Popular Prices Early Theatre in Butte
by William R. Kershner

“The Stack Dominated Our Lives” Metals Manufacturing in Four Montana Communities
by Laurie K. Mercier

Rivals for California The Great Northern and the Southern Pacific, 1905–1931
by Don L. Hofsommer

Montana Episodes Herding Sheep in the Judith Basin at the Turn of the Century
by Henry T. and John A. Murray

Historical Commentary Shots in the Dark: Television and the Western Myth
by Elliott West

Montana Landscape The Arch in Helena’s Nineteenth Century Architecture
by Carroll Van West

Review Essay A New Perspective on the West? A Review of The Legacy of Conquest
by Vernon Carstensen

Montana Book Roundupby Charles E. Rankin


Categories: Publication, Magazines



Herr, Jesse Benton Frémont, reviewed by Gloria Ricci Lathrop | Hunt, Distant Justice, reviewed by Melody Webb | Moulton, ed., The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, vol. 3, reviewed by Richard H. Dillon | Luebke, Kaye, and Moulton, eds., Mapping the North American Plains, reviewed by William K. Wyckoff | Eigell, Cows, Cowboys, Canners, and Corned Beef and Cabbage, reviewed by John Willard | Scott and Fox, Archeological Insights into the Custer Battle, reviewed by Brian W. Dippie | Armitage and Jackson, eds., The Women’s West, reviewed by Sandra L. Myres

On the cover

(front) Open Range, 1942, by Maynard Dixon; (back) “Rangeland and Sky Near Wolf Creek, Montana,” 1987, by John Smart