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A Brief History of Cooke City
Cooke City, Montana waited for more than 60 years for the railroad until tourism took hold. Historian Kelly Hartman explores the stories of this mountain berg's full-time residents.

Apr 21, 2021 07:00 PM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Kelly S. Hartman
Kelly Hartman was raised in Silver Gate, Montana, attending kindergarten through eighth grade at the one-room schoolhouse in Cooke City. She received her AA in art at Northwest Community College in Powell, Wyoming, and her BFA in painting from Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Oregon. She started her museum career as the Director of the Cooke City Montana Museum during its opening year. In 2016, she began work as the curator of the Gallatin History Museum in Bozeman, Montana. Her first book with the History Press was published summer 2019; "A Brief History of Cooke City." Her second was released June 2020 titled: "Murder Along the Yellowstone Trail: The Execution of Seth Danner."