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1   Link   Tuttle Reminisces - Shoup bear story - see p 418
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2   Link   William Roe - excerpt from Progressive Men of the State of Montana (1901). A. W. Bowen & Co.
Mr. Roe was at Bannock shortly after its discovery - assisted in the hanging of Henry Plummer - a vivid story.
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3   Link   What I Have Saved From The Writings of My Husband - Thomas B. Lewis (1874).
An account of extreme hardship for a group of Montana prospectors. (see p 47)
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4   Link   George W. Carter - excerpt from Progressive Men of the State of Montana (1901). A. W. Bowen & Co.
A sad story of Indian retaliation.
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5   Link   Henry Altenbrand - excerpt History of Montana V. 3 (1913). Sanders, Helen
"Early in 1891 a colony of ten families of Hollanders settled on the lands owned by the West Gallatin Irrigation Company. This colony has steadily increased until today there are over one hundred and fifty families in that neighborhood whose principal occupation is the raising of barley."
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6   Link   John E. Closton - excerpt History of Montana (1894). Miller, J.
Example of a Montana tornado."Such a thing had not been heard of before, and has not occurred since."
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7   Link   John Joseph Fant - excerpt History of Montana (1894). Miller, J.
On the trail, 200 men, 500 animals, his kitchen mule was knocked into a tree well.
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8   Link   Gaspaf F. Deletraz - excerpt History of Montana (1894). Miller, J.
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9   Link   Charles Wesley Cannon - excerpt History of Montana (1894). Miller, J.
"He accordingly took a roll of greenbacks in his mouth and swam the Platte river, more than 100 feet wide at this point."
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10   Link   Patrick Hamilton - excerpt History of Montana (1894). Miller, J.
"They also had the honor of meeting his highness Brigham Young; and he asked them where they were going, and they replied, "North in search of gold." He responded like a gentleman.
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11   Link   Sapphires and rubies
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12   Link   W. L. Farlin - excerpt History of Montana (1894). Miller, J.
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13   Link   John K. Houk - excerpt History of Montana (1894). Miller, J.
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14   Link   Judge Everton J. Conger - excerpt History of Montana (1894). Miller, J.
Involved in the capture of John Wilkes Booth he received a reward of $15,000.
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15   Link   Joseph W. Kinsley - excerpt History of Montana (1894). Miller, J.
Supreme Grand Master Workman of his Masonic Lodge - Helena - "For many years Mr. Kinsley has endeavored to have the word "white" stricken from the constitution of the A. O. U. W. . . "
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16   Link   P.R. Young - excerpt History of Montana (1885). Leeson, M. A.
"The snow by this time was waist deep, it having snowed for fifteen days."
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17   Link   T. W. Hardwick - excerpt History of Montana (1885). Leeson, M. A.
"In 1869-70 he traded with the Arappahoes, was held prisoner, but being taken with mountain fever, an Indian hauled him on a sled to Fort Fetterman."
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18   Link   Largent House - excerpt History of Montana (1885). Leeson, M. A.
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19   Link   John J. Kennedy - excerpt Progressive Men of Montana (1901). Bowen, A. W.
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20   Link   Anecdote - Fort Peck Dam - Melvin Beaudry
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