Of course, Belgrade residents were making money betting on Corbett, selling liquor, and--as a local doctor observed--repairing broken bones.
"This here Belgrade bull had throwed an average of two to ten cowpunchers every day of the week, not barrin’ Sundays."
I became interested in the Belgrade Bull when Ann Butterfield showed me a letter she found in the research collections of the Pioneer Museum in Bozeman. Ann, who is associate director of the museum, thought maybe I could write an article based on it. I love piecing together stories out of the detritus of the … Continue reading The Belgrade Bull 1: That Bucking Son of a Milk Cow