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Big Sky Oasis – Montana’s Hot Springs

Jeff Birkby, a geothermal energy specialist for Montana, was charged with the task of investigating water use of the state’s hot springs. But, in 1979, when he visited the springs concentrated in the southwestern part of the state, he became preoccupied with the region’s cultural phenomena. "I got interested in the old stories that the owners would tell me about miracle cures and the legends and myths and the importance of these hot springs socially," he says.

Jeff Birkby

Full Story: http://www.neh.gov/news/humanities/2012-01/BigSkyOasis.html

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