Boone and Crockett Club

Home & Family, On the Road, Outdoors, Trivia
on May 3, 2009

The Boone and Crockett Club, long recognized keeper of the records of North American big game, was founded by Theodore Roosevelt in 1887. The club is headquartered in Missoula (pop. 57,053).

Western novelist Ivan Doig, author of This House of Sky: Landscapes of a Western Mind and Ride With Me, Mariah Montana, was born in 1939 in White Sulphur Springs (pop. 984). Many of his novels were inspired by the Montana country of his youth, and three of his novels, known as the Montana trilogy, cover the first centennial of Montana’s statehood, from 1889 to 1989.