I’ll be going back up to the Marias Heritage Center this evening (Tuesday) at 6 to read more “Montana History”. Tonight, we’ll be finishing up the final 15 pages of Kareen Bratt’s spectacular read, “My Home’s In Montana”, & then we’ll be beginning another Montana History book. I have it down to one of two & it’s going to be a tough decision. They both look intriguing. One is “Nothing To Tell-Extraordinary Stories of Montana Ranch Women” by Donna Gray with a foreword by Linda Peavy and Ussula Smith. Author Donna Gray moved to a ranch in Montana’s Paradise Valley in the 1970′s, where she became interested in the histories of neighboring ranch wives & began her search for the stories of Montana’s rural women. I’m already familiar with the book’s foreword authors, Linda Peavy & Ursula Smith, having read another one of their works about a Montana Indian school girl’s basketball team. I believe the title was “Full Court Press” & it’s a real treasure for sure.
The other book I am considering reading is “Dark Spaces-Montana’s Historic Penitentiary At Deer Lodge” by Ellen Baumler from the Montana Historical Society in Helena with photographs by J.M. Cooper. Whatever we decide…women ON the ranch or women IN the slammer, it looks like there’ll be plenty of good Montana History reading ahead Tuesday evenings at the Heritage Center. See you tonight.