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Fannie Louise Davis Ennis Speeches and Essay Transcripts

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Fannie Louise Davis Ennis Speeches and Essay Transcripts consist of three typewritten transcriptions of two speeches and an essay written by Fannie Ennis detailing early Montana history, a overview of Yellowstone, and Ennis's memories of growing up in Virginia City. The typescript is supplemented with a photocopy of the original handwritten first page and a copy of Fannie's marriage license.
 
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John B. Wisenall Papers

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The John B. Wisenall Papers consist of correspondence and a diary. Topics discussed include Wisenall's time spent prospecting gold, gold claims, business conditions, assorted activities of former companions, the hardships of making a living, debt, town conditions, living arrangements, and outlaw lynching's.
 
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Clifton B. Worthen-James Fergus Collection

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Clifton B. Worthen-James Fergus Collection is a combination of original documents, photocopies, and typed transcripts. The materials document both the intellectual pursuits of Clifton B. Worthen as a historian and teacher, as well as the pioneer experiences of the James Fergus family. Subjects includes: history of central Montana, especially Fergus County and the Judith Basin, the vigilante activity of 1884, the DHS Ranch, the Lewis and Clark expedition, Montana politics and elections, ranching, gold rush towns of Bannack, Virginia City, and Helena, the Society of Montana Pioneers, the winter of 1887 and its effect on ranching, and territorial Montana's relations with Indian residents.

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