Follow author William Whitfield as he offers up a distinctive collection of stories about fascinating people, places and events that helped shape the local history and rustic character of Western Montana. These three dozen stories represent and eclectic mixture of personal anecdotes and historical topics that were originally compiled during a three-year period when the author was a columnist for The Clark Fork Journal. What began as a series of straightforward historical essays for a regional monthly magazine developed into an unusual opportunity to delve into such diverse subjects as Astral Projection, Missing Rune Stones, Haunted Campgrounds, Vigilante Lynchings, and Narrow Escapes into the Wilds of Montana. Combine all that with the esteemed cast of notable characters such as Charlie Russell, Calamity Jane, David Thompson, Lt. John Mullan, and Legend of Sleeping Child and others, like the story of the Salish and their intriguing relationship to the Rams Horn Medicine Tree, and you get wonderful insights into a time and place that will captivate your interest from the first to the last of Mr. Whitfield's stories. William Whitfield, who lives in Montana's Bitterroot Valley, is also the author of the popular book Montana Ghost Towns and Gold Camps: A Pictorial Guide.
Issued in 6x9-inch softcover format, 224 pages, with numerous color and black and white photographs.
ISBN: 978-1-938707-03-2 -- The Ram's Horn Medicine Tree -- $19.95