150 years ago, four weary miners discovered gold, which would lead to the founding of the Queen City
HELENA — The sound of gold nuggets ringing in a prospector’s pan on the night of July 14, 1864, rang in the birth of Helena, which grew from a mining claim into Montana’s state capital.
Virginia City has such a rich history — you could say it’s golden.
Partway through a trip to Vietnam last month, Keith Edgerton saw something near the city of Hanoi that captured the modern state of the Southeast Asian nation better than any notes or stories or tours ever could.
MISSOULA — Maybe Cyrus Skinner was just misunderstood.
HELENA — In early 1881, a few weeks after Helenans had voted for a municipal charter, the newly elected representatives of the city of Helena enacted Ordinance No. 2., which provided the fledgling municipal government with a seal.
BUTTE — Union activist Frank Little dared to froth his fiery slanders against corporate greed inside the opulent mansion of copper king William A. Clark on Saturday and even called out the “prostitutes of the press” who were there.
A class on the history of Vietnam that culminates with a trip to the southeast Asian country in February is open to the general public and organizers plan to hold an informational and sign up meeting on Oct. 3.
A group of Korean War Veterans stand as they are recognized during President Barack Obama's remarks marking the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., Saturday.
MISSOULA — Given the thumbs-up to select a digitizing project to do herself, Annie Gaines headed into the bowels of the University of Idaho Library last fall.
HELENA — The Montana Department of Transportation this week begins celebrating its 100th anniversary as the state agency that oversees construction and maintenance of the highways and bridges that connect communities here.
REYNOLDS CITY – If you’re planning to lay flowers on J.K.P. Stricklin’s grave this Memorial Day, you’d better have four-wheel drive.
Russ Davidson talks with Fay Danielsen at the Montana DAR convention in Billings Friday. Davidson won the Montana and the American national history teacher of the year awards from the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Russ Davidson talks Friday about teaching history at Colstrip High School. Davidson has won both the Montana and the national American history teacher of the year awards from the Daughters of the American Revolution.
WEST FORK – Sometime last winter, an aging pipe burst in one of the oldest buildings still standing in the West Fork.
LARAMIE — A few decades ago, travelers passing through Laramie used to stop at the University of Wyoming Experimental Stock Farm and ask around, wondering about the history of the large stone building sitting right by the interstate.
BUTTE — A well-travelled exhibit honoring the Irish in Montana has made its way across the Atlantic and back to Butte.
LARAMIE, Wyo. — The authors of a new book recognizing the University of Wyoming's 125th anniversary had the same reaction to seeing their finished product released to the public.
“Yegen/Cornelius Home, 208 South 35th Street, nd.” Photographer unknown. Nellie Cornelius gift, Western Heritage Center Collection.