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Spring 1990

Spring 1990

Vol. 40, No. 2

Created: Wednesday, March 21, 1990

Vol. 40, No. 2

Monarch of All These Mighty Wonders Tourists and Yellowstone’s Excelsior Geyser, 1881–1890
by Lee Whittlesey

Fire in the Hole Slovenians, Croatians, and Coal Mining on the Musselshell
by Anna Zellick

‘Greetings from this Coalvillage’ Finnish Immigrants of Red Lodge
by Erika Kuhlman

From the Land of Oz L. Frank Baum’s Satirical View of South Dakota’s First Year of Statehood
by Nancy Tystad Koupal

Public History and the Native American Issues in the American West
by Albert L. Hurtado

Montana Episodes Number, Please . . .
by Ethlyn F. Ross

Historical Commentary The Looseness of Zion: The Lighter Side of Mormon History
by Leonard J. Arrington

Movie Review McMurtry and Graham, Montana
by Paul Monaco

Montana Book Roundupby Charles E. Rankin

Categories: Publication, Magazines



Malone and Etulain, The American West, reviewed by Vernon Carstensen | Benson, ed., From Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains, reviewed by Gary E. Moulton | Schwantes, The Pacific Northwest, reviewed by W. Thomas White | Smith, The Birth of Colorado, reviewed by Ralph Mann| Pingenot, Siringo, reviewed by Katherine G. Aiken | Calloway, ed., New Directions in American Indian History, reviewed by Clara Sue Kidwell | Clark and Guice, Frontiers in Conflict, reviewed by Francis Paul Prucha | Beck and Haase, Historical Atlas of the American West, reviewed by Richard A. Bartlett | Swenson, Victims: The Kari Swenson Story, reviewed by Norma B. Ashby | Shepperson, ed., East of Eden, West of Zion, reviewed by Glen Barrett

On the cover

(front) Lower Geyser Basin (Blue Spring, Lower Geyser Basin, Yellowstone), 1873, by Thomas Moran