Stories from Montana's Enduring Frontier: Exploring an Untamed Legacy

Stories from Montana's Enduring Frontier: Exploring an Untamed Legacy

by John Clayton
     
 

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At the turn of the twentieth century, Montana started emerging from its rugged past. Permanent towns and cities, powered by mining, tourism, and trade, replaced ramshackle outposts. Yet Montana's frontier endured, both in remote pockets and in the wider cultural imagination. The frontier thus played a continuing role in Montanans' lives, often in fascinating ways.…  See more details below

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At the turn of the twentieth century, Montana started emerging from its rugged past. Permanent towns and cities, powered by mining, tourism, and trade, replaced ramshackle outposts. Yet Montana's frontier endured, both in remote pockets and in the wider cultural imagination. The frontier thus played a continuing role in Montanans' lives, often in fascinating ways. Author John Clayton has written extensively on these shifts in Montana history, chronicling the breadth of the frontier's legacy with this diverse collection of stories. Explore the remnants of Montana's frontier through stories of the Little Bighorn Battlefield, the Beartooth Highway, and the lost mining camp of Swift Current--and through legendary characters such as Charlie Russell, Haydie Yates, and Liver-eating" Johnston."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781626190160
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
04/30/2013
Series:
American Chronicles
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
924,964
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.44(d)

Meet the Author


John Clayton is the author of The Cowboy Girl and other books. Since 1993 he has written regularly about history and culture for Montana Magazine, the Montana Quarterly, Montana: The Magazine of Western History, and even some publications that don't include Montana"? in their names. You can learn more at his website, www.johnclaytonbooks.com."

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