Dancing at the Rascal Fair

Dancing at the Rascal Fair

Book - 1987
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The settlement of Montana in the late nineteenth century is recounted through the quiet but compelling life of Angus McCaskill, a young Scotsman who travels with his friend Rob Barclay to Montana's Two Medicine Country to homestead. Describes the voyage from Scotland and the lean first years, as the two share the work of establishing claims and building up flocks of sheep. Also tells of their separate marriages and the severing of their friendship.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum, 1987.
ISBN: 9780684831053
Branch Call Number: FIC DOIG
Characteristics: vi, 405 p.: map ; 24 cm.


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CircMary Aug 15, 2017

One of my favorite books ever - you will want to jump a stagecoach to Montana just to see the Bitterroot Mountains after reading this one.

Dec 10, 2010

Second of trilogy, after English Creek, but a prequel of sorts. Angust McCaskill is father to Varick, who is the father in English Creek.


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Dec 10, 2010

Time is late 1800's to early 1900's. Angus McCaskil and Rob Barclay immigrate from Scotland to America. In Montana, they search for Lucas Barclay, Rob's uncle who has sent 100.00 each Xmas. Angust marries Rob's sister after losing Anna Ramsay to Isaac Reese. McCaskill son and Reese daughter will be the mother and father in English Creek. US Forest Service is starting to regulate grazing in the mountains. Susan Duff, student of Angus (he is teacher as well as sheep rancher) will be heroine of Prairie Nocturne.


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