The WPA Guide to 1930s Montana

The WPA Guide to 1930s Montana

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First published in 1939, this nostalgic guide includes chapters on Montana's natural setting, history, economy, and cultural life as of half a century ago, plus separate entries for Billings, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, and Missoula--which at the time boasted four hotels and five-cent bus fares. There then follow, in the WPA Guide tradition, 18 tours that crisscross the state and point out not only natural splendors along the way but also such noteworthy historic sites as Custer Battlefield, the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Boothill Cemetery in Virginia City, and the site of the qholing-upq shanty of Calamity Jane. Fourteen additional tours--four for roads, ten for trails--guide readers through Glacier National Park.He staked his claim, bought or built his equipment, panned his pay dirt, and put the product of his labor into his own poke. ... followed Marcus Daly to Butte from the silver mines of Nevada, joined forces to prevent a threatened wage reduction.

Title:The WPA Guide to 1930s Montana
Publisher:University of Arizona Press - 1939


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