Presenter: Dale Martin

  • Date: Monday, May 22
  • Time: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Holiday Inn

In Big Rock Candy Mountain, Wolf Willow, and Recapitulation, Wallace Stegner wrote about how his childhood and adolescence shaped the man he became. To the places he lived and to parental influences he ascribed “the prejudices I wear like dishonorable scars, … the virtues I respect and the weaknesses I condemn….” This presentation will look at the self-assessment of a thoroughly self-examined man.

Sid trip participants will be invited to reflect on one or two clear lessons they learned growing up in a particular place.

Dale MartinDale Martin teaches history at MSU-Bozeman. He has lived in and visited many places in Stegner country, including Seattle and Redmond, Washington; Eastend, Saskatchewan; Salt Lake City; and Great Falls.


MSU Wonderlust is a high-quality community resource for lifelong learning for the Bozeman area.  Here is university-quality instruction by experts in a huge number of subjects, some multi-week courses, some one-off events.  These offerings come free of homework, exams, or papers: The MSU Wonderlust experience is just a chance to learn new things or review things we’d already studied.  It's also an opportunity to meet people with a wide variety of interests.

The Winter/Spring offerings begin with a reception at the Pilgrim Congregational Church from 4 to 6pm.  It's a chance to meet with the course instructors and side-trip presenters; find out more about their plans.  

Gerry Wheeler, President of Friends of Wonderlust