October 2021

A Bozeman Murder Story

Angie Ripple

Instead of a personal narrative or welcome to Bozeman letter I would like to retell a Bozeman murder story I researched in 2016 with you in this October 2021 issue. In 1965 employees at AMC Sullivan Photo Company at 115 E Main St in Downtown Bozeman…

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October 2021

The Piano Man of the Old Faithful Inn

Kathleen Johns

Inside the doorway, the sounds of a piano playing a jazzy tune from the 1930s drift by like an echo from the past, and I instantly think I recognize the melody. Is that Fats Waller? As I headed towards the door to get a closer listen, a cool rush of…

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October 2021

Death By Poison!

Kelly Hartman

The front page of the October 12, 1901 Avant Courier bared the headline “Death by Poison!” It was apparent immediately that the death had been no accident. According to the subheading, this had been the second time that John H. Black, a…

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August 2021

Joseph Lindley and His Park

Rachel Phillips

These days, when one thinks of the Sweet Pea Festival, Lindley Park usually comes to mind. While the celebration is itself a Bozeman icon, so too is the popular city park that has been the Sweet Pea Festival’s home for the last 43 years. The…

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July 2021

Elevation

Steve McGann

Maps are fascinating. They are factual and authoritative. Roads and trails, place names and locations are described and believed. Maps depict the relationship of one place to another and chart the distance between them for us. They are indispensible…

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June 2021

Who Killed Harry Walker?

Kelly Hartman

On the 4th of July 1920, a farmer fishing the Madison river about six miles above Three Forks came across the grisly scene of a body lodged in a pile of driftwood. Stripped of most of its clothing and much of its flesh, the body was difficult to…

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