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              rainbow over Swiftcurrent Lake in Glacier National Park, Montana               Montana Statewide Links

A Few Important People

Anaconda / Deer Lodge County
Billings / Yellowstone County
Missoula County
Kalispell / Flathead County
Great Falls / Cascade County
Bozeman / Gallatin County
Helena / Lewis & Clark County
Hamilton / Ravalli County
Butte / Silver Bow County
Polson / Lake County
Libby / Lincoln County
Yellowstone & Glacier Parks

Smaller Counties & Towns

Railroads of Montana

Indian Country of Montana

Reading Material & Other Media

"I’m in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But with Montana it is love.
And it’s difficult to analyze love when you’re in it . . . Montana seems to me to be what a small boy would think Texas is like
from hearing Texans." — John Steinbeck [1902-68]

flag of the State of Montana           Great Seal of the State of Montana (color)           2007 state series U.S. quarter for Montana           2011 park series U.S. quarter for Glacier Park in Montana

Official Government Links & Info
Became the Montana Territory on 28 May 1864, and was admitted to the Union on 8 November 1889 {the 41st state}.
Montana covers 147,042 square miles {381,154 square kilometers}; the population is 1,005,141 (2012 estimate).
The state motto is 'Oro y Plata (gold and silver)'; the state nicknames are 'Big Sky Country' and 'The Treasure State'.
The state mammal is the Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis); the state fish is the Blackspotted Cutthroat Trout.
The state bird is the Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta); the state insect is the Mourning Cloak butterfly (Nymphalis antiopa).
The state tree is Ponderosa Pine; the state flower is Bitterroot (Lewisia rediviva); the state grass is Bluebunch Wheatgrass.
The state fossil is the Duck-billed Dinosaur (Maiasaura peeblesorum); the state gems are Sapphire and Agate.
The state song is "Montana"; the state ballad is "Montana Melody".

Official Website of the State of Montana
Montana Office of Tourism officiial travel site
Montana Film Office
Montana Office of Indian Affairs

Statewide Links
browse travel books about Montana U.S.A. at Amazon
Montana entry at Wikipedia
Montana Territory [1864-89] entry at Wikipedia
Big Sky Montana travel website by Vertical Media
Montana Guide provided by Blackfoot Telecommunications Group
Montana Festival of The Book [Oct 2009 = #10]
Northern Broadcasting System [est. 1975] operates in MT, ND, SD & WY
Blackfoot Telecommunications Group [est. 1954, name changed 2013] based in Missoula, Montana
Montana Coffee Traders [fair trade group]
Montana Dude Ranchers Assn.
Montana's "Cream of the West" Cereals [est. 1915]
Wheat Montana Farms & Bakery [est. 1985] based in Three Forks, Montana
Montana Democratic Party
Stand With Montanans - Corporations Aren't People
Historic Hotels of the Rockies - 5 members in Montana
Montana State Fair [1931]
Montana Land website & blog [est. 2005] based in Red Lodge (Carbon County), Montana
Dotty's Country Kitchen & Casino [chain est. 1992, ~50 locations in Montana]
Montana Electric Cooperatives Assn. [est. 1940]
American Mensa of Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho & Montana
Montana Rail Link [est. 1987] is based in Missoula, Montana
Montana Green Power [est. 2008]
Montana Land Reliance [est. 1978]
Montana Association of Land Trusts [est. 2005]
Montana (land) Preservation Alliance [] is based in Helena, Montana
Montana Organic Assn. [est. 2002] is based in Eureka, Montana
'Montana Women For' weblog [est. 9/2007]
Montana Women Vote - Count On It! [est. 2000] is based in Missoula, Montana
Montana Book Award [est. 2001]
The Montana Historical Society [est. 1865]
Ultimate Montana - print & online travel guides [est. 2010]
The Mountain West Digital Library [est. 2001] coördinates with AZ, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT & WY

Montana Farmers Union [est. 1916] branch of the National Farmers Union [est. 1902]

statistic  Montana ranks second nationally in craft breweries per capita  statistic
Listed #1 on Top Ten States For Beer Lovers {Bankrate blog 9/2014}
Sixth Annual Montana Brewers Fall Festival
list of breweries in Montana at Wikipedia

Montana Beer Guide book by Ryan Newhouse  
"Montana Beer: A Guide To Breweries In Big Sky Country" [2013]
by Ryan Newhouse, Foreword by Sen. Max Baucus

Kindle Edition from The History Press [7/2013] for $9.99
The History Press 8¾x6 pb [7/2013] for $17.99

article "How Craft Beer Brewers Brought Bottle Recycling To Montana", Yes! Magazine August 2015

A Few Important People

Gov. Steve Bullock [since 1/2013; Dem] - re-elected in 2016, up next in 2020
Lt.Gov. Michael R. 'Mike' Cooney [since 1/2016; Dem]
former Lt.Gov. Angela McLean [2/2014-12/2015; Dem]
former Lt.Gov. John Walsh [1/2013-2/2014; Dem]

U.S. Senator Jon Tester [since 1/2007; Dem] is up for re-election in 2018
U.S. Senator Steve Daines [since 1/2015; GOP] is up for re-election in 2020
former U.S. Senator John Walsh [2/2014-12/2014; Dem]
former U.S. Senator Max Baucus [1978-2014; Dem]

at-large Cong. Gregory Richard 'Greg' Gianforte [since 6/2017; GOP]
former Cong. Ryan Zinke [since 1/2015-3/2017; GOP] was appointed Trump's Secretary of the Interior

historian Stephen E. Ambrose [1936–2002]

author & environmental activist Rick Bass
browse booksentry at Wikipedia

Western author Peter Bowen lives in Livingston, Montana
browse books at Amazonauthor's websiteWikipedia

author B.M. Bower {Bertha Muzzy Sinclair-Cowan} [1871–1940]

mountain man & trader John Bozeman [1835–67]

poet Richard Brautigan [1935-84] lived in Park County, Montana in 1978-79.

author Myron Brinig [1896-1991] grew up in and wrote about Butte, Montana

mystery author James Lee Burke lives in Louisiana and in Missoula, Montana
browse books at Amazonofficial websiteWikipedia

Martha Jane Cannary {Burke}, known as Calamity Jane [1852–1903]

Chief Joseph [1840–1904], Chief of the Wallowa band of the Nez Perce tribe

copper tycoon William A. Clark [1839–1925]

actor Gary Cooper [1901–61]

US Army Lt.Col. George A. Custer [-1876] died at the Battle of Little Big Horn

novelist Ivan Doig [1939-2015]

Morgan Earp [1851–1882] lived in Butte in late 1870s

author Barbara Ehrenreich grew up in Butte, Montana

novelist A.B. Guthrie, Jr. [1901–91]

mystery author Jamie Harrison of Montana: browse books

TV newscaster Chet Huntley [1911–74]

Western artist Will James [1892–1942]

Western author Dorothy M. Johnson [1905–84]

mountain man John 'Liver-Eating' Johnson [c.1824-1900]

daredevil motorcyclist Robert Craig 'Evel' Knievel [1938-2007] was born & raised in Butte, Montana

Lewis & Clark Expedition [1804-06]
Montana Historical Society's "Lewis & Clark In Big Sky Country" info site
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Dept.'s "Lewis & Clark's Legacy In Montana" page

Little Wolf [1820?–1904], leader of the Northern Cheyenne

outlaw Harvey 'Kid Curry' Logan [1867–1904]

Looking Glass [1832?–1877], war leader of the Nez Perce tribe

actress Myrna Loy []

movie director David Lynch

cartoonist Stan Lynde [1931–2013] drew comic strips Rick O'Shay and Latigo
browse booksofficial websiteStan Lynde's blogWikipedia

author Norman Maclean [1902-90] lived in Missoula from 1909

outdoor journalist & author Keith McCafferty
browse books at Amazonauthor's website • no entry at Wikipedia

novelist Thomas McGuane

rodeo trick rider Montie Montana [1910-98] was born Owen Harlen Mickel in Wolf Point, Montana.

Plenty Coups [1848–1932], Chief of the Mountain Crows, or Apsáalooke, band of the Crow Nation

New Age religious figure Elizabeth Clare Prophet [1939–2009] lived on a ranch near Gardiner

actress Martha Raye [1916–94] was born in Butte, Montana

outline of Montana

Crow Indian artist Kevin Red Star lives in Roberts, Montana
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

Kevin Red Star Crow Indian Artist book by Daniel B. Gibson  "Kevin Red Star: Crow Indian Artist" [2014]
by Daniel B. Gibson, Photography by Kitty Leaken

Kindle Edition from Gibbs Smith [5/2014] for $9.99
Gibbs Smith 11½x10 hardcover [8/2014] for $50.00
official book site
outline of Montana

US Army Major Marcus Reno [1834–89] fought at the Battle of Little Big Horn in 1876

cowboy artist Charles M. Russell [1864–1926] of Montana
browse booksArtcyclopediaWikipedia
Charles M. Russell Museum [est. 1953] in Great Falls, Montana

Sitting Bull [1831?–1890], Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux religious leader

Pulitzer Prize-winner Wallace Stegner [1909–93] from Great Falls

economist Prof. Lester C. Thurow [1938-2016] of M.I.T./Sloan was born in Livingston, Montana
browse booksWikipedia

cable TV pioneer Ted Turner lives on a ranch near Bozeman

White Bird [18??–1892], war leader of the Lamátta band of the Nez Perce tribe

Anaconda / Deer Lodge County
http://www.adlc.us/ [est. 1865]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anaconda,_Montana [est.1883]

Anaconda Montana book by Patrick F. Morris  "Anaconda Montana: Copper Smelting Boomtown On The Western Frontier" [1997]
by Patrick F. Morris

Swann Publng 9x6 pb [6/97] out of print/used

Billings / Yellowstone County
Re-Elect Bill Kennedy Yellowstone County Commissioner
The Billings Gazette newspaper http://www.billingsgazette.net/
historic Alberta Bair Theater in Billings
statue in Billings, Montana modeled after William S. Hart and his horse Fritz

Missoula County
Missoula, MT 59808
Missoula [MT] C.V.B.
bookstores = Fact & Fiction + Shakespeare & Co. + Book Exchange
Charlie B's bar
RTTs = Pearl + Red Bird + Scotty's Table + Caffé Dolce + Break Espresso + Big Dipper ice cream
historic Wilma Theatre [built 1920] in Missoula, Montana
Ear Candy music store
 serving beer & wine  Big Sky Brewing Co. [est. 1995] in Missoula, Montana
Missoula News
Mountain Press Publng. Co. in Missoula, Montana
Missoulian newspaper http://www.missoulian.com/
Jedediah's At The Airport #2, 5225 Highway 10 West in Missoula, Montana

Historic Underground Missoula book by Nikki Manning  
"Historic Underground Missoula" [2015]  3/2015
by 'urban archaeologist' Nikki M. Manning, Foreword by Dr. Kelly J. Dixon

Kindle Edition from The History Press [3/2015] for $7.99
Arcadia Publng 9x6 pb [3/2015] for $15.47
Missoula, Rape and the Justice System book by Jon Krakauer  "Missoula: Rape and The Justice System In A College Town" [2015]  4/2015
by Jon Krakauer

Acquaintance rape is the most under-reported crime in America. The U.S. Department of Justice investigated 350 sexual assaults reported to the Missoula, Montana police between January 2008 and May 2012. Few of these assaults were properly handled by either the university or by local authorities.
Kindle Edition from Doubleday/Random House [4/2015] for $10.99
Doubleday Books 9½x6½ hardcover [4/2015] for $19.61

Kalispell / Flathead County
 serving beer & wine  Moose's Saloon, Kalispell (NYer ads)
Centennial Log Homes in Kalispell MT

Kalispell, MT (per NYer photo 2/2012) Flowers by hansen, 128 Main Street Flathead travel ABC Kiddie Shop
Village Bakery Gus & Jake's Tire Service First Federal Bank

Great Falls / Cascade County
Charles M. Russell Museum [est. 1953] in Great Falls, Montana

Bozeman / Gallatin County

Gallatin County, Montana

Bozeman, Montana
Ellen Theater on Main Street downtown
screenings moved to the Rialto on Main Street downtown in 1981
screenings moved to the Emerson Center's Crawford Theater in the winter of 2006.
http://www.friendsofthestory.org/events/story_under_stars.php The lineup for the third season of Story under the Stars, Bozeman's free outdoor film series held on the lawn of the Story Mansion,
year-long (twice monthly) Bozeman [MT] Film Festival [est. 1979]
Montana Shakespeare In The Park in Bozeman
Pioneer Museum in Bozeman MT
Baxter Hotel in Bozeman MT
Bozeman, Montana travel website by Vertical Media
Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply Stores - 23 locations in four states [est. 1994] based in Bozeman, Montana
Schnee's Sundance Shoes at the Gallatin Valley Mall in Bozeman, Montana
Museum of The Rockies [est. 1957] in Bozeman, Montana
American Computer & Robotics Museum [est. 1990] in Bozeman, Montana

seal of Lewis & Clark County, State of Montana
Helena (state capitol) / Lewis & Clark County

Helena, Montana [] ZIP 59601
The Myrna Loy Center For The Performing Arts [est. 1991] in Helena, Montana
The Helena [Montana] Independent Record newspaper [], 317 Cruse Avenue
Helena Events online calendar board {run by Independent Record}
Occupy Helena (Montana)
Montana Internet Corporation [est. 1994] based in Helena, Montana
folk musician Adam Nordell of Helena, Montana
Trinity Books & Gifts, 1530 Cedar Street in Helena, Montana

Hamilton / Ravalli County
The Ravalli Republic newspaper (Hamilton) http://www.ravallinews.com/

Butte / Silver Bow County
Butte - Silver Bow [County] Chamber of Commerce
historic M&M Cafe in Butte MT
World Museum of Mining near Butte MT
The Montana Standard newspaper (Butte) http://www.mtstandard.com/
The National Center for Appropriate Technology [est. 1976] is based in Butte, Montana

Butte, America TV documentary on DVD  "Butte, America" TV documentary [I.T.V.S. Oct 2009]
October 2009 episode of "Independent Lens" series on I.T.V.S./P.B.S.
Co-produced & directed by Pamela Roberts; narrated by Gabriel Byrne
Rattlesnake Films color DVD [2011] out of prodn/scarce
DVD available at producer website via home ($25.95 + s/h) or education license & PayPal
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia
Literary Butte / History in Novels & Film book by Aaron Parrett   "Literary Butte: A History In Novels & Film" [2015]
by Aaron Parrett

Kindle Edition from The History Press [2/2015] for $9.99
The History Press 9x6 pb [2/2015] for $12.71


Polson / Lake County

Libby / Lincoln County
Lincoln County, Montana
City of Libby, Montana 59923
Libby [MT] Area Chamber of Commerce
Libby, Montana Visitor & Information Guide
Heritage Museum [est. 1978] in Libby, Montana

Yellowstone & Glacier National Parks
West Yellowstone [MT] Chamber of Commerce
http://www.theevergreenmotel.com/ Evergreen Motel in West Yellowstone, Montana
Yellowstone National Park travel website by Vertical Media
Yancey's Pleasant Valley Hotel near Tower Junction in Yellowstone (1882–1903)

historic Belton Chalet Hotel [built 1910, restored 2000] in Glacier National Park, Montana
Glacier National Park travel website by Vertical Media

Smaller Counties & Towns of Montana
Custer's Last Stand Re-enactment [June] = www.CustersLastStand.org
www.PapooseCreek.com lodge
www.WestRendArt.org Western Rendezvous of Art [Aug]
Fort Peck Theatre built 1934, now live perf's in summer
Crow Fair and Rodeo [Aug 2013 = #95] on the Crow Indian Reservation, east of Billings, Montana
Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area in Big Horn County, WY & Big Horn County, MT

historic capital Bannock
Madison River Brewing, 20900 Interstate 90 Frontage Rd, Belgrade, MT = http://www.madisonriverbrewing.com
The Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, Montana
Diamond S Ranchotel in Boulder MT {1955}
Izaak Walton Inn, Essex MT
Montana's Flathead Valley C.V.B.
www.GrandUnionHotel.com [est. 1882] historic Grand Union Hotel in Fort Benton, MT
Blue Goose Saloon in Gardiner
Royal Teton Ranch near Gardiner
Big Horn County Museum [est. 1963; 26 historic buildings] in Hardin, Montana
former train depot, originally from Lodge Grass, now a museum in Hardin, MT
Montana Railroad Services, Inc. in Joliet, MT 59041
http://www.lewistownchamber.com/ = MT
Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering [Aug 2013 = #28] in Lewistown, Montana
News-Argus newspaper Lewistown MT
Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Lewistown, Montana [August]
Murray Hotel [est. 1904] in Livingston, Montana {where Sam Peckinpah lived 1974-84}
Red Lodge Books & Tea in Red Lodge, Montana
Hotel Montana [built 1909, reopened 1997] in Reed Point
www.SacajaweaHotel.com in Three Forks
Virginia City, Montana [founded 1853]

Railroads of Montana
listing of surviving steam locomotives in Montana
'list of Montana railroads' page at Wikipedia
TrainWeb / Tourist Railways / Montana website got hacked {2017}
U.P.R.R. Shortline Railroad Profiles for Montana
Montana Railroad Services, Inc. in Joliet, Montana 59041


BNSF Railway (BNSF)

Rarus Railway [1985-2007]
Butte, Anaconda and Pacific Railway (RARW)

Central Montana Rail, Inc. (CM)

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad [1894-1970]

Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad [1928-1982]

Dakota, Missouri Valley and Western Railroad (DMVW)

Gilmore and Pittsburgh Railroad [1907-1939]

Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railway/Railroad [1913-1961] Soo Line Railroad

Mission Mountain Railroad (MMT)

Montana Rail Link [reporting mark MRL; est. 1987] is a privately-held unit of
The Washington Companies and is based in Missoula, Montana; MRL operates over 900 miles
(1,400 km) of trackage in Montana & Idaho originally built by the Northern Pacific Railway.
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

Montana Southern Railway [1893-1897]
Montana Southern Railway [1917-1940]

Montana Western Railway [1909-1970]
Montana Western Railway [1986-2003]

Montana, Wyoming and Southern Railroad [1909-1955]

North and South Railway [1923-1935]

Oregon Short Line Railway [1882-1889]
Oregon Short Line and Utah Northern Railway [1889-1897]
Oregon Short Line Railroad [1897-1987]

Tongue River Railroad [proposed]
single-purpose coal-hauling line between Decker and Miles City in Montana
over the abandoned right-of-way of the North and South Railway [1923-1935]

Union Pacific Railroad (UP)

White Sulphur Springs and Yellowstone Park Railway [1910-1980]

Yellowstone Valley Railroad (YSVR) [built 1911-1915, leased from BNSF since 2005]

Indian Country of Montana
Montana includes seven Native American reservations, encompassing eleven tribal nations, plus the Little Shell Band of Chippewa.

The Little Shell Chippewa Nation is a 'landless' people headquartered in Great Falls,
recognized by the state of Montana but not by the U.S. Government.

The Blackfeet Nation Indian Reservation (1851) is in Browning.

The Crow Indian Reservation [est. 1851] at Crow Agency, Montana ZIP 59022
Montana Office of Indian Affairs Crow Tribe info page
Official Site of the Apsáalooke, Government of the Crow Nation
Crow Fair and Rodeo [Aug 2013 = #95] on the Crow Indian Reservation in SE Montana

The Flathead Indian Reservation (1855) in Ronan is populated by members of the Salish and Kootenai and Pend d'Oreille tribes.

Fort Belknap Indian Reservation (1888) is populated by members of the Assiniboine and Gros Ventre tribes.

Fort Peck Indian Reservation (1888) at Poplar is populated by members of the Assiniboine and Sioux tribes.

Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation (1884) at Lame Deer

Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation (1916) near Box Elder is populated by members of the Chippewa & Cree tribes.

Reading Material
browse travel books about Montana U.S.A. at Amazon

Montana Magazine [] based in Missoula, Montana
Montana Magazine

subscribe at Amazon
6 issues/year for $25.00

magazine website

Montana Quarterly Magazine [est. 2005] subscription
Montana Quarterly
[est. 2005]

magazine website

Ultimate Montana Atlas & Travel Encyclopedia
The Ultimate Montana Atlas & Travel Encyclopedia
4th edition 11x8½ pb [2007]
out of print/used

3rd edition 11x8½ pb [2005]
out of print/used

Ultimate Montana website

Montana Living Magazine [last issue 2010]
Montana Living
[last issue 2010]

magazine website
{last update 2010}

Montana Outdoors Magazine [est. 1970] from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Montana Outdoors
[est. 1970]

subscribe at Amazon
6 issues/year for $12.00

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks magazine website

Rural Montana Magazine [] from the Montana Electric Cooperatives Assn.
Rural Montana

available from Montana
Electric Cooperatives Assn.
for non-members
for $6.75/year

magazine website

Montana, The Magazine of Western History [est. 1950] subscription
Montana: The Magazine
of Western History
[est. 1950]

subscription no longer
available via Amazon

magazine website
entry at Wikipedia


Joseph Kinsey Howard's book "Montana: High, Wide, and Handsome" [1943] is considered a landmark

Encyclopedia of Western Railroad History - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming book by Donald B. Robertson  "Encyclopedia of Western Railroad History, Volume 2: The Mountain States - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming" [1971] by Donald B. Robertson
Taylor Publng 11¾x9 hardcover [1971] out of print/used

"A River Runs Through It and Other Stories" [Univ Chicago Press 5/1976]
a collection of three semi-autobiographical stories by Norman Maclean [1902–90

"A Roaring In The Wind: Being A History of Alder Gulch, Montana In Its Great and Its Shameful Days" [1978]
by Robert Lewis Taylor http://www.amazon.com/roaring-wind-history-Montana-shameful/dp/0399120890/

The Last Best Place Montana Anthology book edited by William Kittredge & Annick Smith  The Last Best Place: A Montana Anthology [1988]
Edited by William Kittredge & Annick Smith

A massive anthology of Big Sky literature created for the state's Centennial; contains essays, short fiction, legends, journals, tall tales, and poetry from contributors that include James Audubon, Pete Beaverhead, Jerome Fourstar, Lewis and Clark, Frank Linderman & Medicine Woman Pretty-Shield, Bill Hoagland, Rick Newby, Osborne Russell & James White Calf
Montana Historical Society Press 9½x6 pb [6/90] for $36.04
U.W. Press/Two Dot 9½x6½ hardcover [9/92] out of print/used
U.W. Press/Two Dot 9½x6½ hardcover [9/92] out of print/used
U.W. Press/Two Dot 16x11 hardcover [9/92] out of print/40+ used
Montana Historical Society Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [1988] out of print/60+ used

"Montana! A Photographic Celebration, Volume 1" [9/1989] by Rick Graetz

"Montana! A Photographic Celebration, Volume 3" [12/1992] by Rick Graetz, with final notes by A. B. Guthrie Jr.

"Ghost Towns of the Montana Prairie" [4/1998] by Don Baker & Gerry Keenan

"The Montana Cowboy: Legends of the Big Sky Country" [8/1998] by Patrick Dawson, Dave Powell & David R. Stoecklein

"100 Montanans" [12/1999] by Missoulian Staff

"Yonder: A Place in Montana" [9/2000] by travel writer John Heminway

book "Photographing Montana" [11/2000] from cache of negs by Evelyn Cameron

"Lost Places, Hidden Treasure" [11/2002] by Ellen Baumler & Dave Shors

"This is Montana" [2003] by Rick & Susie Graetz

"Montana: A Scenic Treasure" [9/2003] photography by John H. Lambing & Wayne Mumford (Sep 1, 2003)

"Helena: Capital Town" [2004] by Rick Graetz

"Montana Baseball History" [6/2015] by Skylar Browning & Jeremy Watterson

Sherlock Holmes Montana Chronicles stories by John S. Fitzpatrick  "Sherlock Holmes: The Montana Chronicles" [4 stories; 2008]
by John S. Fitzpatrick

Four cases solved by Sherlock Holmes during a visit to America, from long-lost records of Dr. Watson, recently discovered in an old safe in Anaconda, Montana: a very public murder at the Opera House, a 'super-natural' theft of gold from a mine, threats to a copper baron's most famous racehorse, and the sudden odd behavior of a miner's wife.
Riverbend Publng 8¼x5½ pb [4/2008] for $10.36
Shadow Dragon book by Lance Horton  "Shadow Dragon" [2012] by Lance Horton
An F.B.I. specialist is assigned to a case in the wilds of Montana; by the time he arrives, there are three gruesome killings and all seem to connect with a legend of monsters in the woods . . .
Kindle Edition from iUniverse [5/2012] for $3.03
iUniverse 9x6 pb [5/2012] for $18.68
iUniverse 9x6 hardcover [5/2012] for $25.80
official booksite
Painted Horses first novel by Malcolm Brooks  "Painted Horses: A Novel" [2014] by Malcolm Brooks
Set in 1956, when much of the West was still wild; an untested female archeologist is assigned to survey a deep Montana valley that is threatened by the planned construction of a hydroelectric dam; the hope of some is that she will find significant ancient native sites that will halt the dam, but first she finds herself in a struggle between arrogant men wielding power in the name of 'progress' and a reclusive mustanger and artist living in the valley who is a veteran of the U.S. Army's last cavalry unit.
Kindle Edition from Grove Press [8/2014] for $9.10
Grove Press 9x6¼ hardcover [8/2014] for $15.60

The Rail Queen railroad novel by B.J. Scott  "The Rail Queen: A Novel" [2014] by B.J. Scott
Set in Montana in 1884; seventeen-year-old schoolgirl Ryka Sundstrom dreams of doing what no girl has ever done - build a railroad. She gets closer and closer and eventually has a showdown with the feared Empire Builder of the Great Northern Railway, James J. Hill.
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [12/2014] for $4.49
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [11/2014] for $13.81
The Ploughmen novel by Kim Zupan  "The Ploughmen: A Novel" [2014] first novel by Kim Zupan
'Set in the emptiness of east Montana'; 77-year-old serial killer John Gload is in jail awaiting trial and recently-hired Deputy Sheriff Valentine Millimaki is stuck on third shift to guard Gload and to try to coax him to divulge where he buried his many victims.
Kindle Edition from Henry Holt/Macmillan [9/2014] for $9.99
Picador 8¼x5½ pb [9/2015] for $9.78
Henry Holt & Co. 8½x5¾ hardcover [9/2014] for $20.87
Resume Speed 2016 novella by Lawrence Block in Kindle format  "Resume Speed: A Novella" [2016]
by Lawrence Block

A man buys a bus ticket from North Dakota to Spokane. Washington but sees a Help Wanted sign in the window of a diner in Cross Creek, Montana and gets off the bus.
Kindle Edition from L.B. Prodns [2/2016] for $2.99

Other Media

"The Girl From Montana" 2-minute silent short film [1907] /tt0233797/ directed by 'Broncho Billy' Anderson

"Montana Anna" [1911] /tt0355783/

"Montana Bill" [1921] /tt0012471/

"Danger Lights" [R.K.O. Radio Pictures Aug 1930]
Danger Lights 1930 feature film  Filmed at the Milwaukee Road's yard & shop at Miles City, Montana and on the main line running thru the state. The yardmaster spots a tramp and gives him a job, but is too busy with work to notice the growing attraction between his girlfirend and the protégé. Directed by George B. Seitz; written by James Ashmore Creelman; starring Louis Wolheim, Robert Armstrong, Jean Arthur & Hugh Herbert
Alpha Home Ent. b&w DVD [4/2009] for $7.98
Moviecraft b&w VHS [11/2002] for $26.99
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch [54:46] free online at Internet Archive

"In Old Montana" [1939] /tt0031479/

"Montana" [1950] /tt0042744/ directed by Raoul Walsh, starring Errol Flynn

"Night Riders of Montana" [1951] /tt0043853/ starring Rocky Lane

"Red Skies of Montana" [1952] /tt0045074/ Forest Service 'smoke jumpers'

"Montana Belle" [1952]/tt0044919/ SKIP IT: A fictionalized biography of Oklahoma outlaw Belle Starr

"Montana Territory" [1952] /tt0044921/

"Cattle Queen of Montana" [1954] /tt0046839/
filmed at Iverson Ranch in California and at Glacier National Park in Montana

"Rancho Deluxe" [United Artists March 1975] filmed in Montana /tt0073605/
Two drifters rustle cattle in contemporary Montana and try to avoid being caught; starring Jeff Bridges, Sam Waterston & Slim Pickens

"Runaway Train" [Cannon Nov 1985] filmed in Alaska & Montana /tt0089941/
directed by Andrey Konchalovskiy, based on a screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, starring Jon Voight, Eric Roberts & Rebecca De Mornay

"Big Eden" [2000]

"Libby, Montana" documentary [2004] /tt0433408/

"Certain Women" [I.F.C./Sony Oct 2016] /tt4468634/
filmed in Montana; written & directed by Kelly Reichardt, based on stories by Maile Meloy; starring Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams & Laura Dern

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