Harmon’s Histories: Who shot the sheriff? Solving Missoula’s great murder mystery of 1878

Did Mary Drouillard shoot the sheriff, her husband Moses, in December 1878? For insight, we must go back nearly a decade – to 1870, when Mary was first wed at the age of 14 or 15 to the first of a trio of prominent Missoula men, Cyrus McWhirk.