The book that we're currently reading up at the Marias Heritage Center here in Shelby, "Girl from the Gulches: The Story of Mary Ronan" as told to Margaret Ronan & edited by Ellen Baumler is a "Women Writing The West Finalist Willa Literary Award Finalist" & this comes as no surprise after reading the first 75 pages. I'm looking forward to going up to the Heritage Center (Tuesday) at 6 to read more during out "Montana History" this evening. I encourage you to check out this fine "Montana read" from the Montana Historical Society Press in Helena at: The exhilaration of a forbidden sled ride, the creaking of the hangman's rope (we read about that deal last week), Mary Ronan's father giving the last of their water to his dying's all here & more. I never dreamed that reading history would be so interesting. See you tonight at 6 at the Marias Heritage Center for more Montana HISTORY!