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A Woman's Way West: In and Around Glacier National Park, 1925-1990

A Woman's Way West: In and Around Glacier National Park, 1925-1990

by John Fraley


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After a string of personal tragedies, twenty-four-year-old Doris Ashley left her Iowa farm one June day in 1925 and rode the train west to Glacier National Park. So began her love affair with the wild Grown of the Continent-the rugged mountains and the equally rugged people who lived and worked there, the bears and beaver and elk, rushing rivers full of trout, and fat, free-for-the-picking huckleberries. Two years later, after a stormy romance, Doris married the Cut Bank park ranger, Dan Huffine, and through the next 60 years, they forged a happy if hard-won life based on their own wits and surprisingly varied talents. This is Doris' story.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781560377627
Publisher: Farcountry Press
Publication date: 11/11/2019
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,136,278
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Map ix

Preface to the Second Edition xi

Foreword: "John Fraley, Doris Huffine, and the Cut Bank Valley" Bert Gildart xv

Introduction: My Affair with Doris xix

Chapter 1 Triple Divide 1

Chapter 2 Snake in the Cornpatch, 1901-1924 13

Chapter 3 Until Death, 1924-1925 29

Chapter 4 Native Son 37

Chapter 5 Glacier National Park 45

Chapter 6 Maids and Jammers, 1925-1926 61

Chapter 7 Lone Ranger, 1926-1927 93

Chapter 8 An Interesting Match 103

Chapter 9 Winter at Cut Bank Ranger Station, 1927-1928 113

Chapter 10 Indian in the Outhouse, 1928-1929 133

Chapter 11 Bull Cook, 1929-1932 153

Chapter 12 Huckleberry Hound, 1932-1940 175

Chapter 13 Bus Depot Operator, 1940-1945 205

Chapter 14 Beaver in the Bathtub, 1945-1952 217

Chapter 15 The Huffine Montana Museum, 1952-1984 243

Chapter 16 Raspberry Jam, 1984-1990 273

Chapter 17 Doris' Way 285

Epilogue 293

Sources 297

Index 304

About the Author 308

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