Joseph Kinsey Howard died 68 years ago, but his legacy looms large over Montana.
He started working as a reporter in Great Falls in 1923 and kept at it for 25 years.
Howard’s ultimate legacy is the book Montana: High, Wide and Handsome, a “scathing history of the state,” as PBS put it in their 2008 biographical special.
“Joe Howard was our conscious,” A.B. Guthrie said of him. “He was the greatest Montanan of our time, perhaps anytime.”
This week we’re going to profile Howard, his books, and his legacy. Each day will have a new post about him and his ideas.
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