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Cooke City, Montana (Images of America Series)
     

Cooke City, Montana (Images of America Series)

by Linda L. Holland
 

Northeast of Yellowstone National Park, between precipitous mountains along Soda Butte Creek, lies the old mining town of Cooke City. Ramshackle buildings of yesteryear and scars of exploitation still remain, quietly telling stories about this quaint community. When Adam “Horn” Miller picked up a piece of rich galena ore in the vicinity of the

Overview


Northeast of Yellowstone National Park, between precipitous mountains along Soda Butte Creek, lies the old mining town of Cooke City. Ramshackle buildings of yesteryear and scars of exploitation still remain, quietly telling stories about this quaint community. When Adam “Horn” Miller picked up a piece of rich galena ore in the vicinity of the Clark’s Fork drainage, it was destined to play an important part in the mining and development of the area. Early explorers, prospectors, and settlers were thwarted by Indians, rugged mountains without roads, and winters in the high country. Until 1877, most of the work was prospecting, then smelters were built. A railroad was expected but never materialized, so only marginal profits were made in mining. The area’s scenic wonders, however, are Cooke City’s true wealth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738575841
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
04/30/2012
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
884,113
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.34(d)

Meet the Author


Author Linda L. Holland of Park County, whose family’s Cooke City roots go back to the 1880s, has assembled these vintage images from the collection of longtime resident and mining stalwart Margaret Reeb. They tell the story of the rugged pioneers who discovered the area in 1870 and established Cooke City and the New World Mining District before the country to the west became Yellowstone National Park.

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