T. H. Watkins

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One of the foremost chroniclers of the American West, T. H. Watkins was an editor of Wilderness magazine and Wallace Stegner Distinguished Professor of Western American Studies at Montana State University. He is perhaps best known for Righteous Pilgrim, a 1990 biography of Harold L. Ickes, the crusading secretary of the interior for Franklin Delano Roosevelt, which was a National Book Award finalist. He also wrote The Hungry Years and The Great Depression: America in the 1930s.

Articles by this Contributor

February 1973

A low comedy for high stakes:

December 1977

Western miners, the hard-rock stiffs, were as tough and horny-handed a breed of men as any in the world.

April 1977

In southern California the orange found a home.

December 1978

Too many of our wonderful historic ships have been lost, but funds recently appropriated by Congress will help to see a major part of our history belayed—tied down, secure.

February/March 1978

Organizers held an old-fashioned cattle drive to commemorate the cowboy's role in winning the West, but, as they say, nostalgia ain't what it used to be.

February/March 1978

Thousands of Native American pictographs and petroglyphs are at risk from vandalism amd theft.

April/May 1978

Pride lies at the heart of efforts to renovate a historic district in Cincinnati.

June/July 1978

The Museum of Broadcasting brings back the experience of radio, memories of laughter, drama, fantasy and hope.

August/September 1978

Sticky-fingered specialists have stolen thousands of documents from every size and sort of historical archive.

October/November 1978

The hands of Pueblo potter Maria Martinez have reached back across more than seven hundred years of history to create pottery that is now proudly displayed in museums and private collections all over the world.