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Montana and Western Writing
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21   Link   The Frontier - A Literary Magazine [Published at The University of Montana]
'The Frontier' was first published as 'The Montanan' in 1920 by Dr. H.G. Merriam. By the second issue its name changed to 'The Frontier'. "The writing of our contributors is largely of a pioneer nature." These included A.B. Guthrie, Dorothy Johnson, D'Arcy Dalhberg/McNickle, Wilda Linderman, and A.L. Stone. Issues here run from 1920 to 1924.
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22   Link   Trail Riding - A. B. Guthrie - The Frontier - Nov., 1922
"God, how I hate potatoes."
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23   Link   Mr. Carl Sandburg, the Chicago poet, was on the campus Monday and Tuesday . . . he "hears America singing" - The Frontier - March, 1923
"Students packed the auditorium to hear him."
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24   Link   Forty Years On the Frontier (1925). Stuart, Granville
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25   Link   Trails Plowed Under (1926). Russell, Charles M.
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26   Link   Rawhide Rawlins Stories (1946). Russell, Charles M.
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27   Link   More Rawhides (1946). Russell, Charles M.
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28   Link   Interview - Alan Weltzein and Thomas Savage - KUFM Montana Public Radio
Weltzien is the author of an article titled 'Thomas Savage: A Forgotten Novelist'
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29   Link   Valley for Caesar, a pageant play (1956). O'Connor, Carroll J.
The Valley referred to in this play is the Bitterroot. Inspired by local Montana history, Carroll O'Connor, then a student of U of M, wrote this play to depict the plight of Indians in Western Montana. "...the white man acted out certain farces called treaty conferences."
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30   Link   Years and the wind and the rain: The biography of Dorothy M. Johnson (1969). Smith, Steve (free online book)
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31   Link   Norman Fox - prolific Great Falls writer
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32   Link   Forgotten Books - Stirrup High and Western Word Wrangler - Walt Coburn - review by James Reasoner - Feb. 27, 2009
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33   Link   Walt Coburn - Novels & Stories
Known as "king of the pulp westerns," Coburn was born in White Sulphur Springs, Mt., and grew up on the huge Circle C ranch.
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34   Link   Robert Coburn - excerpt from Progressive Men of Montana (1901). A. W.Bownen & Co.
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35   Link   Pacific Northwest: A Brief Descriptive List of Books (1910). Judson, Katharine B.
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36   Link   Let 'er Buck: A Story of the Passing of the Old West (1921). Furlong, Charles W.
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37   Link   Northwest Books...review of over 1100 books (1942). Binfords & Mort
"This is the second edition of Northwest Books. As it first appeared in 1933... under the general direction of Dr. H.G. Merriam, head of the English Department, Montana State University."
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38   Link   Boise State - Albertsons Library Digital Collection - Western Writers Series
Essays on numerous Western writers from Vardis Fisher, Owen Wister and Charlie Russell to Ken Kesey and Jack Kerouac.
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39   Link   Literary History Of The American West - 1987
A comprehensive examination of Western writers
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40   Link   Reading the Region : Aggressive Regionalism
"For the great majority of people in the Pacific Northwest during the nineteenth century, the basic cultural impulse was to imitate what were perceived to be eastern ways."
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