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A Look at Life on the Bozeman Trail

The Montana Historical Society’s Pages in History Reader’s Forum Thursday, October 28, 2004, will feature “Bound for Montana,? a book taken from the diaries and other records of people who traveled the Bozeman Trail.

Society Archivist Ellie Arguimbau will facilitate the book discussion of the work of Susan Badger Doyle, and will bring several examples of real diaries, letters and journals from the Society collection that were used to produce the book.

“We will have lots of fun things to talk about, and people will be able to get a first-hand look at the kinds of archive materials we have that help authors tell the story of Montana,? Arguimbau said.

The program also will feature Loy Chvilicek, who will dress in period clothing and read a few humorous and pertinent excerpts from Eliza Dodd’s journal written in 1881-1883 while she was living at Fort Assiniboine as a minister’s wife.

Those who attend are encouraged to read the book prior to the program so that they can take part in the discussion, but that is not necessary.

The book club meets the last Thursday of every month, which means that because of holidays the next program will be the last Thursday in January. The next book scheduled in the series is “Perma Red? by Debra Magpie Earling.

The series is intended to use books to learn more about the history of Montana, and to augment the discussion with historians and materials from the Society’s vast collection. It is free and open to anyone.

Montana’s Museum and the Museum Store are open every Thursday evening to provide more public access to the Society.

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