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  • Reconciling family narrative with textbook history in Montana's Bighorn Valley

    Reconciling family narrative with textbook history in Montana's Bighorn Valley

    Writer Joe Wilkins searches for truth in his grandmother's stories of the past.

  • A President in Yellowstone

    A President in Yellowstone

    A review of A President in Yellowstone: The F. Jay Haynes Photographic Album of Chester Arthur's 1883 Expedition, by Frank H. Goodyear III.

  • Flume fever: a monument to gold mining history is reconstructed

    Flume fever: a monument to gold mining history is reconstructed

    A hanging flume, attached to a canyon wall, captures the imagination of locals and heritage tourists alike.

  • Dust in the wind

    In his new book, The Worst Hard Time, Tim Egan interviews survivors to tell the story of the great American Dust Bowl on the southern Great Plains in the 1930s

  • Infinite problems, small solutions

    Infinite problems, small solutions

    In The Fate of Nature, Alaskan reporter Charles Wohlforth ponders how to save the planet, starting with Alaska.

  • From the backcountry to the building zoo

    Robin Pam and Erin Beller remember an adventurous summer spent documenting the historic structures of Yosemite National Park.

  • The mysticism of mud

    Ernest Atencio ponders an exceptionally muddy Mud Season in New Mexico, and notes how readily most Westerners forget that we live in an arid landscape.

  • The genesis of the West

    The genesis of the West

    Douglas Brinkley's magisterial The Wilderness Warrior describes how Teddy Roosevelt created the American West we love today.

  • Out of the frying pan . . .

    Out of the frying pan . . .

    If we don’t deal with climate change now, we’ll face horrendous social and economic consequences.

  • Native Americans walk the talk across America

    Brenda Norrell accompanies a group of Native Americans on a 3,600-mile walk across the country.

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