Interview with K. Ross Toole and Ed Gallagher, circa 1974


William "Bill" Bevis



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William “Bill” Bevis and panelists Ed Gallagher and K. Ross Toole discuss the mountain man, Andrew Garcia, and his life. They talk about whether or not he was a typical trader, and how accurate a picture of Montana history is given in his book, Tough Trip through Paradise, published in 1967.

This audio has not been transcribed, but a tape counter index is available.


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Document Type

Oral History


William W. Bevis, 1941- ; Ed Gallagher; K. Ross Toole (Kenneth Ross), 1920-1981; Montana Public Radio; Garcia, Andrew, -1943, Tough trip through paradise, 1878-1879; Indian traders, Montana; Indians of North America, Montana; Montana, Description and travel; American literature—West (U.S.); Regionalism in literature

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Radio Interviews with Montana Writers Collection, OH 021, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library


Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 /

Oral History Number

OH 021-002

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 reel-to-reel: analog + 1 tape counter index (5 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:48:14 minutes

Local Filename

OH_021_002.mp3; OH_021_002_TCI.pdf

Interview with K. Ross Toole and Ed Gallagher, circa 1974