June 2020

Murder Along the Yellowstone Trail

The Execution of Seth Danner

by Kelly Hartman

Q.  Now, if you will, continue and tell us in your own way, Mr. Smith, what events followed. A.  Well, then, the next morning we were supposed to meet there at 11 o’clock in the forenoon, but we were busy, and we met down…

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May 2020

Bozeman’s Medical Heroes

by Rachel Phillips

In the late 1860s, only a handful of doctors lived in the Gallatin Valley, and most split their time between practicing medicine and other more lucrative careers. Today, our community supports a large regional hospital that employs hundreds…

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February 2020

Gallatin History Timeline

by Rachel Phillips

Gallatin County is a unique place. Throughout our history, environmental and geographical attributes intersected and interacted with the people who lived here, creating new ideas and opportunities. This timeline showcases some of the…

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November 2019

Sunday Sinnings

by Kelly Hartman

When one digs back into the history of the “Wild West,” one too often finds that culture predominated and most places were not as “wild” as we would probably hope to find. Even Cooke City, located at the Northeast…

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October 2019

Bozeman’s Week of Horror

It was a somber winter Sunday in the burgeoning town of Bozeman. The date was February 2, 1873, and a small procession accompanied a tiny coffin along the muddy streets toward the graveyard on the hill.   If not for a crowd gathering…

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