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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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Winter 1999

Winter 1999

Vol. 49, No. 4

Created: Tuesday, December 21, 1999

Vol. 49, No. 4

The Steamboat and Stagecoach Era in Montana and the Northern Westby Carlos A. Schwantes

A Voyage to Montana, Part I Serena Washburn’s Account of Her Trip up the Missouri River in 1869
by Aubrey L. Haines

The Crow Indians and the Bozeman Trailby Frank Rzeczkowski

Something of a Nuisance Value The Montana, Wyoming & Southern Railroad, 1905–1953
by Jon Axline

Historical CommentaryThe ‘Wild’ Old West—A Different View
by Stewart L. Udall

Essays on the West Crazy Horse—Will We Ever Know You?
by Robert M. Utley

Historical ReflectionsPhotos from Montana’s Past (Airplanes, 1910s–1920s)
by the editor

The Montana TravelerMullan’s Point of Rocks: Preserving Transportation History
by Jon Axline

Categories: Publication, Magazines



West, The Contested Plains, reviewed by Paul L. Hedren | Albright and Schenck, Creating the National Park Service, foreword by Robert M. Utley, reviewed by Barry Mackintosh | Wooden and Ehringer, Rodeo in America, reviewed by Michael Allen | Pisani, Water, Land, and Law in the West, reviewed by William D. Rowley | Larson, Red Cloud, reviewed by W. Y. Chalfant | Price, The Oglala People, reviewed by David Rich Lewis | Aquila, ed., Wanted Dead or Alive, reviewed by Ron Briley | Wertheim and Bair, eds., The Papers of Will Rogers, reviewed by Marvin E. Kroeker | Hamilton, Southbound, reviewed by Ellie Arguimbau | Woods, Wyoming’s Big Horn Basin to 1901, reviewed by D. Claudia Thompson | Stern, Chiefs and Changes in the Oregon Country, reviewed by Robert Carriker

On the cover

(front) The Old Stage Coach of the Plains, 1901, by Frederic Remington; (back) Hold Up, 1899, by Charles M. Russell