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"The best heritage the pioneer can leave to future generations is the simple yet powerful story of his life, of hardships endured, of dangers passed and the final victory over wilderness and the desert plains." -- President Theodore Roosevelt
BOOKS
Recollections of Old Milestown
A complete copy of the book published in 1918 by Samuel Gordon (who for 33 years was the editor of the Daily Yellowstone Journal) which documents the original "Town of Miles" and includes photographs taken by L.A. Huffman.
Dusting Off the Old Ones
A complete copy of the book published in 1961 by W. B. Clarke (the founder of Clarke Insurance Agency).
Life and Adventures of Calamity Jane
A complete copy of a booklet written by Marthy Cannary Burk (1852-1903) which details her life and expains how she became to be known as "Calamity Jane, heroine of the plains". Includes information about her time in and around the Miles City area. Only one or two copies of this booklet still exist on paper.
MAPS
Bird's Eye View of Miles City in 1883
A map from 1883 which portrays a bird's eye view of Miles City, Montana.
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NEWSPAPERS
The Yellowstone Journal (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)
View portions of Miles City's local newspaper from the 1800's. Price five cents.
PEOPLE
Family Biographies (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)
Explore this growing collection of local family histories gathered from a variety of resources, including online submissions, and hard to find and out of print books.
MISCELLANEOUS
Custer County 1880 Census (XLS format, 326 KB)
A complete copy of the Custer County 1880 Census for Miles City and Fort Keogh (in Microsoft Excel format). Please note that the data is not guaranteed to be 100% accurate, as it is difficult to transcribe old hard-to-read NARA microfilm. Contributed by Carlos E. Davila.
A Brief History of Custer County
Information written by Patricia Easton that provides an overview of Custer County history. Courtesy of the Custer County MTGenWeb project.
Fanning the Embers
A selection of historical stories from the book "Fanning the Embers", which was published in 1971 by the Range Rider Reps.
OTHER LINKS

Pictures and information about L.A. Huffman. One of the largest collections of  Huffman negatives.
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