What Montana Historic Places really demonstrates is how rich the state is in terms of historical sites, along with their stories and lore. All it takes is the wisdom and words of an able historian to point out where history made its mark and remains to be appreciated.–C.W. Buchholtz
More than one thousand locations in Montana are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, from venerable mansions and hotels to less traditional sites of battlefields and buffalo jumps. This sampler of fifty carefully selected sites highlights the broad geographic and topical range of Montana’s historic places, from iconic to unconventional. These fifty amazing sites also encapsulate Montana’s history, from Native American encounters with early explorers to gold rush towns, mines, and jails and from log cabin homesteads, railroad depots, and schoolhouses to fire lookouts, bridges, and ranch bunkhouses. Beautiful color photographs of each historic place in its modern setting accompany the site narrative. Residents and tourists alike will learn about Montana’s colorful history as they tour the backroads to many little-known but historically significant sites.
ISBN 978-0-87842-706-2 128 pages, paper, 9 x 8.375