Happy Birthday, Charles M. Russell! (152)

March is Charles M. Russell month here in Montana and by Charlie’s friends all over the world.

Charles Russell was born in St. Louis, Missouri on March 19, 1864. This year we are celebrating his one hundred and fifty second birthday.

For those of us born and raised in Montana, as often as not, he became a childhood hero and idol. It was even more obvious, the spot he held in the mystic of Montana when his statue was the first Montana choice for a statue on Statuary Hall in the Capitol Building in Washington.

Early biographies of CMR were glowing in their accounts of his accomplishments in docu...

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