JAMES FERGUS:

FRONTIER BUSINESSMAN – MINER – RANCHER – FREE THINKER


 
By
 
ROBERT M. HORNE


B.S. Valley City State College, 1959

M.A. University of North Dakota, 1964


Presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of

Doctor of Education


UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA


1971


Reprinted 1982

Electronic edition 2005



TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

[Page numbers omitted—334 pages in this copy + vi]

 

FRONTISPIECE:  JAMES AND PAMELIA FERGUS – EARLY 1880's

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

PREFACE

CHAPTER

INTRODUCTION

I.                 NORTH AMERICA:  THE PROMISED LAND

II.              MOLINE:  BUSINESS SUCCESS – HEALTH FAILURE

III.            LITTLE FALLS:  FAILURE VICTIM OF CIRCUMSTANCES

IV.           PIKE'S PEAK:  DISCOURAGEMENT

V.             VIRGINIA CITY:  DETOUR TO A DREAM

VI.          PRICKLY PEAR:  PRODUCE RANCH AND STAGE STATION

VII.      ARMELLS:  HOME AT LAST – THE FIRST YEAR:  SURVIVAL

VIII.   ARMELLS 1881-1887:  GROWING YEARS – GOOD YEARS

IX.     PAMELIA:  ". . . A FAITHFUL WIFE, A LOVING MOTHER, A TRUE FRIEND AND AN HONEST WOMAN."

X.          GOVERNMENT:  "I AM NOT A POLITICIAN."

1884 Constitutional Convention

1885 Territorial Council

Politics, 1886-1902:  Defeat – Bitterness - Withdrawal

XI.   EDUCATION:  "MY HOBBY ALL MY LIFE HAS BEEN TO ACQUIRE KNOWLEDGE AND TO INVESTIGATE THINGS."

XII.     RELIGION:  "VERILY THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION IS A CLOAK TO COVER A MULTITUDE OF SIN AND HIEROCRACY."

XIII.   ARMELLS:  THE 1890's

The Man

The Ranch

Twilight Years:  Lonely and Worried

EPILOGUE

BIBLIOGRAPHY

APPENDIX

         THE FERGUS FAMILY TREE



 
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