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Conrad V. Anderson Papers

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Conrad V. Anderson Papers consist of Historical essays, notes, research letters, and photographs collected or created by Conrad V. Anderson and pertain to his own life story, homesteading in central Montana, the vigilante activity of 1884, the Stuart and Fergus families, and the family experiences of many of his neighbors in Fergus County.
 
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Samuel D. McIlheny Letters

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The McIlheny letters consist of photocopies from originals written to his mother and sister, during the Civil War from Jacinto, Mississippi and Murfreesboro, Tennessee, as well as from Helena, Montana Territory. McIlheny descriptions include the price of food, foraging expeditions, camp rumors, very little on enemy movements, the unpopularity of division commander Brig. Gen. Jefferson C. Davis, the abuse of civilians by some members of the Fourth Cavalry, and some camp rumors on troop movements. He also relates his overland journey to the territory, his disillusionment with mining prospects in the area, and local food prices and wages, mining conditions, and food.
 
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Missouri to Montana in a Covered Wagon 1898

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
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.

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