FRONTIER BUSINESSMAN – MINER – RANCHER – FREE THINKER
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
Electronic edition 2005
TABLE OF CONTENTS
[Page numbers omitted—334 pages in this copy + vi]
JAMES AND PAMELIA FERGUS – EARLY 1880's
NORTH AMERICA: THE PROMISED LAND
MOLINE: BUSINESS SUCCESS – HEALTH FAILURE
LITTLE FALLS: FAILURE VICTIM OF CIRCUMSTANCES
PIKE'S PEAK: DISCOURAGEMENT
VIRGINIA CITY: DETOUR TO A DREAM
PRICKLY PEAR: PRODUCE RANCH AND STAGE STATION
ARMELLS: HOME AT LAST – THE FIRST YEAR: SURVIVAL
ARMELLS 1881-1887: GROWING YEARS – GOOD YEARS
PAMELIA: ". . . A FAITHFUL WIFE, A LOVING MOTHER, A TRUE FRIEND AND
AN HONEST WOMAN."
GOVERNMENT: "I AM NOT A POLITICIAN."
1884 Constitutional Convention
1885 Territorial Council
Politics, 1886-1902: Defeat – Bitterness - Withdrawal
EDUCATION: "MY HOBBY ALL MY LIFE HAS BEEN TO ACQUIRE KNOWLEDGE AND
TO INVESTIGATE THINGS."
RELIGION: "VERILY THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION IS A CLOAK TO COVER A MULTITUDE
OF SIN AND HIEROCRACY."
ARMELLS: THE 1890's
Twilight Years: Lonely and Worried
THE FERGUS FAMILY TREE
from the 2nd edition cover
To read the additions from the 2nd edition, go to this Table of Contents
where you can go to separate web pages for each chapter of the thesis.
There is a another page starting like this one that includes all the chapters
in the same page. This is for ease in searching the entire thesis, but it
is over a megabyte in size and takes longer to load.
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