Missouri to Montana in a Covered Wagon 1898, circa 1965  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Talboys, Millie I., 1892-1974
Title
Missouri to Montana in a Covered Wagon 1898
Dates
circa 1965
Quantity
3 items
Collection Number
Collection 0524, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The essay Missouri to Montana in a Covered Wagon 1898 about 1965 Millie Talboys was prepared by Estelle C. Laughlin. The sketch describes the Stine family's decision to leave Missouri for Montana and incidents occurring along the way including interactions with photographer C. O. Corey and members of the Crow Indian tribe, and fording the Yellowstone River. Other parts of the reminiscence describe living in early Bozeman, Garneill, and Ubet, Montana. Talboys also mentions meeting Methodist minister William Wesley Van Orsdel.
Repository
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
59717-3320
Telephone: 406-994-4242
Fax: 406-994-2851
spcoll@www.lib.montana.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Millie I. Talboys was born in Shell City, Missouri in 1892, the daughter of Marion and Mollie Stine. In 1898 the Stine family decided to move west via a horse drawn wagon. Their route took them through Nebraska where they met photographer C. O. Corey and traveled with him overland to Montana. The Stine family initially settled in Bozeman, but moved on to Garneill and Ubet in Fergus County shortly thereafter. They returned to Bozeman in 1907 where Millie attended school and lived for the rest of her life. She married twice; first to John L. Buehling and second to Albert E. Talboys. Millie died on March 20, 1974.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

About 1965 Millie Talboys was visited in her Bozeman home by writer Estelle C. Laughlin, who interviewed her and composed a first person narrative titled "Missouri to Montana in a Covered Wagon, 1898." The sketch describes the Stine family's decision to leave Missouri for Montana and incidents occurring along the way including interactions with photographer C. O. Corey and members of the Crow Indian tribe, and fording the Yellowstone River. Other parts of the reminiscence describe living in early Bozeman, Garneill, and Ubet, Montana. Talboys also mentions meeting Methodist minister William Wesley Van Orsdel. Two poor quality copy photographs of the Corey and Stine family's wagons accompany the reminiscence, and Talboys refers to them in the narrative.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Crow Indians
  • Frontier and pioneer life--Montana
  • Overland journeys to Montana Personal narratives
  • Photographers--West (U.S.)
  • Pioneer children--Montana Biography
  • Wagons--Great Plains Photographs
  • Personal Names :
  • Corey, C. O.
  • Talboys, Millie I., 1892-1974
  • Van Orsdel, W. W. (William Wesley), 1848-1919
  • Family Names :
  • Stein family
  • Stine, Marion--Family
  • Geographical Names :
  • Bozeman (Mont.)
  • Garneill (Mont.)
  • Great Plains--Description and travel
  • Montana--History--19th century
  • Ubet (Mont.)
  • Yellowstone River
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographs
  • Reminiscences--Montana
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Corey, C. O.
    • Laughlin, Estelle C.