Seventy years ago there existed a state of "war" in Montana. This was not a war of great generals, nor was it a war between military staffs of proud nations, nor was it a war of massed infantrymen. This "war" was between two men, two magnates, two "copper kings," two pioneers of Montana Industry, who were destined to fight it out to the death.
Numerous reasons have been offered concerning the "genesis" of this fight. The subject of this dissertation may be considered in the "genesis" of this war.