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||Mark Weber and his wife LouRae live
in the heart of the Montana Gold Camp Vigilante country near Twin Bridges.
Their home is on Wisconsin Creek, named by George Ives for his
home state; their acreage very likely was part of the horse ranch
that Ives and partners ran for
miners and merchants of Virginia City.
Mark is a fourth generation Montanan, raised and educated in Great Falls. In 1983 he received a BA in Education from Eastern Montana College and in 1989 graduated from the University of Connecticut with an MA in Educational Psychology. Weber has been teaching in Twin Bridges Montana since '83. In 1993 his class conducted Henry Plummer's first trial at the historic Madison County Courthouse in Virginia City. Twelve adult jurors were unable to reach a verdict and judge Barbara Brook called a mistrial. Had Plummer been alive he would have walked out of the courtroom a free man. Weber has produced a video "Vigliante, the Rise and Fall of Frontier Justice", has been published in the NOLA quarterly, and he is currently working on a book about Montana's second governor, Thomas Meagher. Mark is President of the Virginia City Preservation Alliance, the largest nonprofit preservation group in the State.
You may contact Mark Weber at: email@example.com