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Summer 1977

Summer 1977

Vol. 27, No. 3

Created: Tuesday, June 21, 1977

Vol. 27, No. 3

Burton K. Wheeler and the Montana Connectionby Richard T. Ruetten

Mary MacLane Montana’s Shocking “Litr’y Lady”
by Leslie A. Wheeler

Taming the Missouri and Treating the Depression Fort Peck Dam
by Bob Saindon and Bunky Sullivan

The Camera Eye of Sumner Matteson and the People Who Fooled Them Allby George P. Horse Capture

In Pursuit of a New County The Creation of Phillips County—1915
by J. Russell (Rusty) Larcombe and E. E. (Boo) MacGilvra

Categories: Publication, Magazines



Cutright, A History of the Lewis and Clark Journals, reviewed by Stanford E. Demars | Martin, James J. Hill and the Opening of the Northwest, reviewed by Harrison Lane | Bean, Charles Boettcher: A Study in Pioneer Western Enterprise, reviewed by George G. Suggs, Jr. | Schell, History of Clay County, South Dakota, and Clay County Place Names, reviewed by A. R. Mortenson | Miner, The Corporation and the Indian: Tribal Sovereignty and Industrial Civilization in Indian Territory, 1865–1907, reviewed by Roger L. Nichols | Howard, foreword by Frederic G. Renner, Ten Years with the Cowboy Artists of America, reviewed by Clifford P. Westermeier | Miller, Ghost Towns of Idaho, reviewed by Bert W. Marley | Carter, Cherokee Sunset, a Nation Betrayed: A Narrative of Travail and Triumph, Persecution and Exile, reviewed by William E. Unrau | Smith, Colorado Mining: A Photographic History, reviewed by Rodman W. Paul | Paul, This Was Sheep Ranching: Yesterday and Today, reviewed by Charles R. Kutzleb | Gray, Centennial Campaign: The Sioux War of 1876, reviewed by Michael L. Tate | Clark, ed., Off at Sunrise: The Overland Journal of Charles Glass Gray, reviewed by Merrill J. Mattes | Steen, The U.S. Forest Service: A History, reviewed by William E. Gray | Houghton, A Trace of Desert Waters: The Great Basin Story, reviewed by Victor C. Dahl | Bragg, Wyoming’s Wealth: A History of Wyoming, reviewed by John T. Hinckley | Axford, Gilpin County Gold: Peter McFarland, 1848–1929, Mining Entrepreneur in Central City, Colorado, reviewed by James E. Fell, Jr.

On the cover

(front) Laugh Kills Lonesome, 1925, by Charles M. Russell; (back) Calling the Horses, 1899, by Charles M. Russell