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The Beartooth Highway

Author : Jon Axline
ISBN : 9781439657133
Genre : Travel
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Traversing the spectacular Beartooth Highway in Montana and Wyoming is an unforgettable experience. The unspoiled mountain scenery along the highway inspired famed news correspondent Charles Kuralt to label it “America’s most beautiful drive,” yet the story behind this engineering marvel is largely unknown. It is an epic account of man versus nature to construct a road through unforgiving wilderness. Built during the height of the Great Depression and rising 10,947 feet above sea level, the Beartooth Highway sparked an economic boom in Red Lodge, Cooke City and Yellowstone National Park. Understandably, it continues to leave a profound impression on people privileged to drive it. Historian Jon Axline tells the exciting and colorful narrative behind the origins and construction of the Beartooth Highway.

Taming Big Sky Country

Author : Jon Axline
ISBN : 9781625853653
Genre : History
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Drives this breathtaking did not come easy. Cruising down Montana's scenic highways, it's easy to forget that traveling from here to there once was a genuine adventure. The state's major routes evolved from ancient Native American trails into four-lane expressways in a little over a century. That story is one of difficult, groundbreaking and sometimes poor engineering decisions, as well as a desire to make a journey faster, safer and more comfortable. It all started in 1860, when John Mullan hacked a wagon road over the formidable Rocky Mountains to Fort Benton. It continued until the last section of interstate highway opened to traffic in 1988. Montana Department of Transportation historian Jon Axline charts a road trip through the colorful and inspiring history of trails, roads and superhighways in Big Sky Country.

Backroads Byways Of Montana Drives Day Trips Weekend Excursions 2nd Edition Backroads Byways

Author : Jeff Welsch
ISBN : 9781581575620
Genre : Travel
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With natives as your guides, Backroads & Byways leads you down the road less traveled Montana attracts visitors from around the world who come to see the state's magnificent mountains, glistening rivers, vast horizons, and cowboy culture. With Backroads & Byways of Montana as your guide, you'll see and experience it all. Explore some of America's most spectacular vistas and venture off the beaten path into remote prairies and quaint small towns. The Backroads & Byways series is the shortest route a visitor can take to explore like a native. All the suggested drives include choice lodging and dining options, activities, and overview maps. With their insider perspectives, these books provide unique insights into well-known areas that can help you capture the rich flavor of regions explored by a select few.

History Of Transportation In Western North Carolina A Trails Roads Rails Air

Author : Terry Ruscin
ISBN : 9781467137065
Genre : History
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Traveling across the treacherous and diverse landscape of western North Carolina is a challenge historically met with human ingenuity. Mountain traces of Native Americans, dusty stagecoach routes and vital railroads lined the region. Asheville installed the state s first electric streetcars. Intrepid young men and women continued North Carolina s aviation legacy. The Buncombe Turnpike helped tame the Blue Ridge Mountains, allowing livestock drives to reach markets in South Carolina. Author Terry Ruscin reveals the visionaries and risk-takers who paved the way to the Land of the Sky in a wondrous examination of western North Carolina transportation history."

Greater Yellowstone Report

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ISBN : MINN:31951P00713396U
Genre : Ecology
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A Week In Yellowstone S Thorofare

Author : Michael J. Yochim
ISBN : 0870718568
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The remotest place in the country, outside of Alaska, is a region in Yellowstone National Park ironically named the Thorofare, for its historic role as a route traversed by fur trappers. A Week in Yellowstone's Thorofare is a history and celebration of this wild place, set within a week-long expedition that the author took with three friends in 2014. Drawing upon the first-person accounts of rangers who have patrolled the area, archival documents, and Michael Yochim's personal experiences over almost three decades, A Week in Yellowstone's Thorofare distinguishes between the notions of wildness and wilderness. Through historic vignettes, descriptions of natural resources, and the author's own experiences, it argues that wildness is the most precious, and easily lost, attribute of wilderness. The Thorofare is remote not only from roads, but also largely unexplored in the vast body of wilderness literature. A Week in Yellowstone's Thorofare aims to fill that void. Recognizing both the value and the fragility of wildness, the rangers who manage the area have struggled through many eras to preserve it. This book chronicles many of the struggles through which it has remained protected for visitors today. Yochim offers poignant insight into the passions that motivate those who manage, defend, and journey through the Thorofare. His story demonstrates the importance of wild places for touching and understanding a fundamental part of the human experience. Part history, memoir, travelogue, natural history, and reflection, the book will appeal to readers interested in preservation, the wilderness movement, the history of National Parks, or the natural treasures of Yellowstone.

Bantam Great Outdoors Vacation And Lodging Guide

Author : Val Landi
ISBN : 0553012320
Genre : National parks and reserves
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The Amityville Horror

Author : Jay Anson
ISBN : 9781416507697
Genre : Fiction
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The classic and terrifying story of one of the most famous supernatural events--the infamous possessed house on Long Island from which the Lutz family fled in 1975.

Montana S Historical Highway Markers

Author : Jon Axline
ISBN : 0975919644
Genre : History
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Remarkable stories from Montana’s historical highway markers combine with easy-to-follow maps, historical photos and sketches, and geological information to illuminate the paths of Montana’s past and present. This guidebook alerts travelers about places that merit a stop and allows them to read about the site at their leisure. But even if time is short, travelers can refer to descriptions and historical photographs to learn about Montana’s past as they journey across the state.

U S A West The Foreign Traveler S Signtseeing Guide

Author : W. L. Felsen
ISBN : PSU:000001483185
Genre : West (U.S.)
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