Granville Stuart

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Prairie Lights: Underwhelmed by a supposed Montana classic

There are some books you hear about so often that you begin to think, wrongly, that you might have read them. Such was the case with John R. Barrows’ “U-Bet: A Greenhorn in Old Montana.” When I came across another reference to it recently, I told myself I’d read it, but then I started to wonder. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Camels in Montana? That and more at Mullan Road meet


For a brief period in the 1860s, camels imported from North Africa were used as pack animals in the gold camps of western Montana. The camels proved useful, according to Ellen Baumler, an author and interpretive historian at the Montana Historical Society, but they fell out of favor for one simple reason. (more…) Continue Reading →

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