Montana Madams

Nan Parrett (Author)


Men flooded to the Montana frontier for gold, furs, rich land, and jobs. Women followed, but their options were more limited. Here are stories of women who made a desperate choice, turning the law of supply and demand to their advantage. Many eked out a meager but independent existience; grit and business acumen brought remarkable wealth and influenceeven respectabilityto a few. From Alzada to Yaak, these enterprising women shaped Montana communities, in some cases helping to fund social programs and public education.

Product Details

Farcountry Press
Publish Date
October 24, 2016
6.2 X 0.8 X 9.3 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

Nann Parrett earned her BS in journalism at the University of Oregon and her MA in teaching at Concordia University, Portland. After working in publishing as a writer, editor, graphic designer, and web developer for over a decade in Idaho and Oregon, she switched careers to teach high school in Oregon. Since moving to Montana in 2009, she has been on the faculty at the University of Great Falls where she teaches grammar, composition, writing for mass media, and writing for business. She is married to author and professor Dr. Aaron Parrett, and is the mother of a six-year-old girl who, like her mother, is interested in everything.