Rodger G. Kent, Ike Irish, the Placer Miner, Undated  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Kent, Rodger G., 1908-1983
Title
Rodger G. Kent, Ike Irish, the Placer Miner
Dates
Undated
Quantity
1 item
Collection Number
Collection 0301, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Rodger G. Kent, Ike Irish, the Placer Miner essay in describes Kent relatives and their encounters with Irish, a description of Irish’s mining techniques, and a vivid retelling of a hand-to-hand fight with a black bear that Irish survived.
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

Rodger G. Kent was born in Butte, Montana on August 12, 1908. His family moved to Pony in 1911, and in 1914 they settled on a ranch at Varney, south of Ennis. Kent graduated from Ennis High School in 1930 and in 1933 married Ruth M. Althouse of Cameron. In 1963 Kent retired from ranching and moved to Ennis where he died in 1983. Sometime during his retirement, Kent wrote a biographical sketch of a local character who lived in the Madison Valley during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Ike Irish. Kent’s essay draws on his own memories as well as those of his relatives to describe Irish.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Ike Irish essay is typewritten with extensive penciled corrections and editing marks, likely done by someone other than the author. The essay describes Kent relatives and their encounters with Irish, a description of Irish’s mining techniques, and a vivid retelling of a hand-to-hand fight with a black bear that Irish survived.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Miners -- Montana
  • Personal Names :
  • Irish, Ike
  • Family Names :
  • Kent family
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Essays