Montana's Historical Highway Markers, 4th

Montana s Historical Highway Markers th Montana s colorful history is recounted on the over two hundred roadside markers dot that roadsides across the state These signs provide a fascinating introduction to Montana history for tourists and

LONESOME HIGHWAY Montana s Missouri River Country LONESOME HIGHWAY By Rick and Susie Graetz From the center of the state at Lewistown, it is miles to Sidney and just a few miles farther to the Dakota line. Montana s Official State Website STATE MAP Order a FREE State Map Montana Maps Maps you can view online Bicycle maps, city maps, county maps, railroad maps, road construction and closures maps, and many Beartooth Highway s Wild Wild West Beartooth Highway The History of a Wild Highway It could be said that events leading to the construction of the Beartooth Highway were set in motion on March , when the Congress of the United States set aside Yellowstone National Park, the world s first national park, a Montana s Flathead Convention and Visitors Center Official The Flathead Valley The Flathead, as locals call the valley, lies just west of the Continental Divide in northwest Montana Here you ll find the gateway to Glacier National Park, and the home of both Whitefish Mountain Resort and Blacktail Ski Area. Taft The Wickedest City in America Spokane Historical By the early s, the rough and tumble frontier towns of America were dying off, slowly becoming gentrified and developed into respectable settlements Taft, Montana was one town that wasn t going to go down quietly Home to pimps, prostitutes and murderers, Taft earned the title, the wickedest city in America given by a visiting Chicago Tribune reporter. Great Northern Historical Trail Montana Trails The Great Northern Historical Trail extends miles between the lakeside town of Somers and the mountain valley community of Kila The trail follows part of the route of the old Great Northern Railway, which was later bought by Burlington Northern. Top Visitor Attractions in Montana TripSavvy The majestic Rocky Mountains, the wide open prairies, and the clear winding rivers make Montana a vacation wonderland The state s colorful human and natural history, touching on everything from Lewis and Clark to paleontology to Old West mines and mining towns, is the subject of many attractions that appeal to visitors from around the world. Montana s Glacier National Park A Travel Guide TripSavvy If you want a truly stunning outdoor getaway, visit Glacier National Park With alpine meadows, pristine lakes, and rugged mountains, the park is a hiker s paradise There is also a lot of history to explore, from historical lodges and transportation to stories of Native Americans Plan a visit to Sweetgrass Hills cowboyhvn utting abruptly out of the surrounding plains about ninety miles east of Glacier Park and tight against the Canadian border is a most impressive cluster of volcanic outcroppings, the Sweetgrass Hills, that would be called mountains if they occurred most anywhere else. Montana Map Go Northwest Travel Guide Montana map shows Interstate Highways, cities and towns, as well as points of interest including Glacier National Park, Flathead Lake, Yellowstone National Park and the State Capital, Helena.

  • Title: Montana's Historical Highway Markers, 4th
  • Author: Jon Axline Glenda Clay Bradshaw
  • ISBN: 9780975919644
  • Page: 436
  • Format: Paperback
  • Montana s colorful history is recounted on the over two hundred roadside markers dot that roadsides across the state These signs provide a fascinating introduction to Montana history for tourists and Montanans alike The fourth edition of Montana s Historical Highway Markers, revised, newly illustrated with historic photographs, and significantly expanded, shaMontana s colorful history is recounted on the over two hundred roadside markers dot that roadsides across the state These signs provide a fascinating introduction to Montana history for tourists and Montanans alike The fourth edition of Montana s Historical Highway Markers, revised, newly illustrated with historic photographs, and significantly expanded, shares the text to these markers with easy to follow maps to guide you to the signs locations Over 100 historical photos and new entries on Lewis Clark and geological features supplement this new edition Buffalo jumps, gold strikes, mining disasters, and famous battles all get their due in these roadside signs, as do dinosaurs, epidemics, irrigation projects, railroads, wagon roads, and wilderness areas In short, the story of Montana s people is offered up in lively prose for the enjoyment of every Montanan and tourist alike The text of the markers themselves, the story behind them, and delightful Shorty Shope illustrations make this book a must read Road trippers will want two copies one for their bookshelves and the other for their glove compartments Comparison and Competition Titles Not quite in the same arena as our historical entries AND comprehensive listing along highway markers, but the closest comparable title Scenic Driving Montana Guidebook , by S A Snyder, Falcon Publishing ISBN 1 56044 452 5

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    1. While I haven't every highway marker entry in the book, I have read most of them so I feel like I can review it. The book has a good intro and is nicely organized into chunks by region. My recommendations for the next edition: 1. more pictures and diagrams (i.e. before and afters for the 1959 earthquake). 2. I know this isn's a Lewis and Clark book, but it would be nice to include a refresher map of their trail through Montana since it impacts so many markers. and 3. Small improvement to the reg [...]

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