Montana State University — College of Arts and Architecture — President’s Fine Arts Series 2010–2011

Bozeman to Wonderland : Early Travels to Yellowstone Park

Mark Miller


February 17th

Reynolds Recital Hall
Pre–event reception starts at 6:30

This year, due to generous underwriting, the President’s Fine Arts Series will be presented at no cost.

To reserve tickets call: 994-4405

M. Mark Miller returned home to Montana in 2003 after a career as a newspaper reporter and journalism professor. These days he stays busy researching Montana history. His current focus is early trips to Yellowstone National Park.

Miller worked for Montana newspapers while in college at the University of Montana. After graduating, he was a reporter and editor for newspapers in Utah and Kentucky. After earning a doctorate, he was a professor at the Universities of Wisconsin and Tennessee teaching mass media effects, public opinion, and communication research methods. His research has appeared in scholarly journals including Journalism and Mass Communications Quarterly, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, and Public Opinion Quarterly.

He has been researching Yellowstone National Park since in 2003 has a collection of more than 250 first–person accounts of park travel before 1915. Globe Pequot published his book, Adventures in Yellowstone: Early Travelers Tell Their Tales, in August 2009.

Miller’s articles on Yellowstone Park and Montana history have appeared in the Big Sky Journal and the Pioneer Museum Quarterly. He is seeking a publisher for his middle–grades novel about a 14–year–old boy’s adventures in Yellowstone Park in 1871 and is working on a narrative history of the encounters between the Nez Perce Indians and tourists in Yellowstone Park in 1877.

He lives in Bozeman where he volunteers at the Pioneer Museum. Miller also is a reader for the Montana Book Award.