Life and Death at The Mouth of the Musselshell, Montana Territory 1868-1872

Featuring the Diary of C. M. Lee, Gunsmith, Merchant. Edited by H. Duane Hampton. Softcover, 240 pages.
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This book tells the story of C. M. Lee, gunsmith and merchant, who located at the mouth of the Musselshell in 1868 in what would prove to be a vain attempt to establish a major trading and shipping post along the Missouri in competition with the already-established Fort Benton some 160 miles upriver. Based on Lee's diaries and filled out with biographical sketches, this book ia a first-hand look at life in Montana in the 1860s.

Softcover, 240 pages.

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