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.
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.