After 30 years in the East, journalist Hutchens went back to the place of his childhood and youth to check up on Montana and has produced this book about the old days. Before his teens, he delivered newspapers all over town, including the red light district. He grew up in the great tradition of American newspaper reporting under the guidance of his father, who edited the town newspaper. They perpetrated a hoax in the form of a story about a probable murder which was surpassed in interest by a real one in the community which culminated in an execution by hanging. Contemporary witnesses who had hoped the affair would bring back some of the excitement of the old days discovered that the event was only sad; ""the Old West...had not come back, and it never would."" A pleasant autobiography that catches at the interest inherent in a success story after the small town start in newspaper work.