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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 tryan@mt.gov or call (406) 444-4708. Copies may also be available at your local library or the MHS Research Center.

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Treasure State Tycoon

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Nelson Story and the Making of Montana

Created: Monday, April 22, 1907

Nelson Story and the Making of Montana
by John C. Russell

This biography covers the sweeping scope of Nelson Story’s exciting life. Story came to Montana Territory in the 1860s, participated in the gold rush, drove longhorns from Texas, and was important in the development of Bozeman. Story’s ambitions made him a complicated figure. He had vision and entrepreneurial genius, but was a ruthless businessman, and willing to resort to violence to achieve his goals.

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