Dave Walter passed away in 2006. He was a talented Montana historian, researcher, writer, and teacher. Since 1979 he worked at the Montana Historical Society in Helena, and most recently served as the Society's research historian. He authored numerous books, including Montana Campfire Tales: Fourteen Historical Narratives, a forerunner of this volume.
Montana history at its wildest and most intriguing. These stories--illustrated with historical photographs--flash with humor, action, indignation, amazement, and admiration for what some Montanans (and visitors) added to the state's story.