Medicine Man

February 12, 2019

Well respected and wise, he would sing, chant and dance to invoke the "Great Spirit". Herbs, roots, and blossoms were used as well as sweat baths and cold plunges .

The Doomed Trio

February 5, 2019

For seven years, Robinson, Hoback and Reznor trapped the Missouri, Snake and Madison Rivers and served as guides for the overland Astorians. Their dream of returning to Kentucky ended with their death on the Boise River.

Coal Oil Jimmy

January 29, 2019

James Buckley, "Coal Oil Jimmy", was a cold blooded killer. With partner Tom Taylor, they robbed stage coaches until two cowboys collected the $1200 reward.

A Soldier's Life

January 22, 2019

Flogging, solitary confinement, time in the guardhouse or strapped to a ball and chain, punishment could be severe. Deserters often took army property and were seldom caught.

Klondike Gamblers

January 15, 2019

Win or lose, most gamblers never quit, with only a few managing to keep their wealth. Silent Sam won one hundred and fifty thousand dollars in one card game.

Horse Thieves

January 8, 2019

The horse thieves thought they got away, but they didn't count on expert tracker George Goodhart. By using tact and being quick with a gun, George had never killed any of those he arrested.

Christmas Stories

December 25, 2018

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's famous song, "Christmas Bells" and how "Silent Night" came to be written and sung. Gate 67 and a Montana Christmas, two examples of the true spirit of Christmas.

Pioneer Christmas

December 18, 2018

Corn husk dolls, carved toys, knitted scarves and mittens, a small tree covered with popcorn and cranberries, and the food. A fat goose, roast elk and buffalo, smoked  tongue, chokeberry preserves, blackberry duff, what a feast for family and friends.

Granville Stuart

December 12, 2018

He was a "road" rancher, prospector, horse trader, blacksmith, merchant, civic leader and vigilante. He didn't make a fortune, but was known a "Mister Montana".

Bethenia Owens

December 4, 2018

As a daring female physician, she overcame prejudice and hardship to pave the way for others. She never refused a call, braving storms, floods and other obstacles to serve those in need.