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MONTANA HISTORY WEEKENDS: 52 ADVENTURES IN HISTORY
Author: Dave Conklin
Publisher: GLOBE PEQUOT ( THE LYONS PRESS, FALCON), Apr 2002
Something historical is happening every week somewhere in the state of Montana. If visitors ever wanted to spin yarns with the fur trappers, pan gold with prospectors, ride with the Seventh Cavalry, or dance at the Victorian Ball, this book will get them there when it's happening & provide great tips on places to stay & eat, too! 53 maps, 50 photos; 6x9, 256 pgs.
Montana, the heart of the Old West, is a place where readers can turn their imagination loose. Here among the dry coulees, golden gulches, picturesque praires, and magnificent mountains is a panorama of history peopled with greater-than-life phantoms of the past. Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, John Coulter, Liver Eatin Johnson, Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, Charlie Russell, Butch Cassidy...the list goes on.
So stop reading about history, and start experiencing it. There is something happening somewhere in the state of Montana to make every weekend a history weekend. If visitors ever wanted to spin yarns with the fur trappers, pan gold with prospectors, ride with the Seventh Cavalry, or dance at the Victorian Ball, this book will get them there when it's happeningand provide great tips on places to stay and eat, too!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dave Conklin, a Montana resident for more than 30 years, is a retired park ranger who lives in the Flathead Valley. One of his first jobs was to write the Montana Historic Preservation Plan, through which he was instrumental in
nominating to National Register status many of the sites in this book. His hobbies include writing, photography, dog sledding, and Indian Wars cavalry reenactments.