Roadside History of Montana goes well beyond cowboy stories to tell of the struggles of dryland farmers, the rowdy antics of mining- town denizens, and the heroism of smoke jumpers and park rangers. Author Don Spritzer's love of Montana in all its diversity shines through in each vignette as he introduces readers to Montana's independent, adventurous, and often eccentric people. Readers will learn surprising facts about the Treasure State's past and meet its most fascinating people, from the copper kings of Butte to the Freemen of Garfield County.
Dividing the state into six geographical-historical areas, Roadside History of Montana follows main highways to reveal the stories hidden within the vast Montana landscape, delighting readers with lively anecdotes along the way. Spritzer speaks of each little town and crossroad with the intimacy of someone who's been there-and indeed he has. Accentuating the text are 170 historical photographs and numerous maps.
About the Author
Don Sprtizer, a native of Colorado, has lived in Montana for thirty years. He earned his doctorate in history from the University of Montana. Before retiring, he was a reference librarian at the Missoula Public Library. He has served on Hellgate Elementary School's board for more than twelve years. In addition to several articles on Montana history, he has published tow previous books, Waters of Wealth: The Story of the Kootenai Rivers and Libby Dam and Senator James E. Murray and the Limits of Postwar Liberalism.
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