History of Park County 1984



The second edition of History of Park County, Montana, published in 2019, now includes an index. The 622-page softcover book is the largest compilation of Park County history and family stories ever published.

Led by Doris Whithorn, museum volunteers compiled the book in 1984. There is genealogical, place name, and business information, but most valuable are the abundant and colorful stories that people submitted, giving readers a sense of life in Park County.

More than one hundred years are chronicled. Some of these stories stretch back before 1883, when Livingston was established, and before Montana became a state in 1889, including tales of Civil War veterans, miners, railroad workers, homesteaders, and business owners. Stories of ranching, rural schools, working for the railroad or in Yellowstone National Park, making community improvements, family activities, accidents and disease, military service, and more are here. Some of the families represented are now gone but this book is a tribute to their perseverance, hard work, creativity, and community spirit.

Richard Dysart compiled a detailed index for the History of Park County, Montana, including special thematic summaries. 

Includes all photos and text from the original book. The quality of the photos has been greatly improved. 622 pages. 8.5″ by 11″.

ISBN 978-0-9823753-5-8

Published by Wan-I-Gan Press


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Dimensions 8.5 × 11 in