Virginia City, Montana - June Russell-Chamberlin
The print shop’s boxes of moveable type

The print shop’s boxes of moveable type

The Montana Post’s print shop published more than just the newspaper. Editor Thomas J. Dimsdale wrote a series of articles about the Vigilantes, a group of men who exercised frontier justice on the “road agents” who robbed miners of their gold. In 1866 the collected articles became the basis for the first book published in the Montana Territory, “The Vigilantes of Montana.”

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