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New books in memory of Herb Townsend



Seeley Swan Pathfinder
March 12, 1998
Photo by G. Noland


A total of nine western history books have been placed in the Seeley Swan High School Library in memory of Herb Townsend. Herb was an avid reader of western history and could also tell about fascinating personal experiences as a cowboy and rodeo rider. The books were given by the Townsend family and Rod and Pauline Kvamme.

Shown in the picture with Librarian Loretta Cooper, standing, are Rod Kvamme, left, Mrs Herb (Butch) Townsend, center, and Pauline Kvamme. They are holding the books which are now ready for use by students and people in the community.

Titles and authors are: MONTANA CAMPFIRE TALES: Fourteen Historical Narratives By Dave Walter.

TRAILS PLOWED UNDER: Stories of the Old West By Charlie Russell.

BAD LAND: An American Romance By Jonathan Raban.

WE POINTED THEM NORTH: Recollections of a Cowpuncher By E.C. Abbott("Teddy Blue") and Helen Huntington Smith.

TOUGH TRIP THROUGH PARADISE: Montana 1878 By Andrew Garcia.

FOLLOWING OLD TRAILS By Arthur Stone, Missoulian Editor 1913.

SOME WENT WEST By Dorothy M. Johnson.

THE TRUTH ABOUT SACAJAWEA By Kenneth Thomasma.

MONTANA ALMANAC: The First Best Source for Information about Big Sky Country By Andrea Merrill and Judy Jacobson.

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