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A new book by John Clayton and the Carbon County Historical Society collects historic photos of Red Lodge, Montana. The book provides the most readable overview of the history of this mining-town-turned resort.
This is the only book to concisely trace Red Lodge history through historic photographs. The majority of the images are from the collections of the Carbon County Historical Society and Museum. Other images have been specially donated for this project from private collections of local residents. With a quick yet visually compelling review of several topics important to Red Lodge history, this book will be of keen interest to those with a curiosity about Red Lodge history. It is the most comprehensive collection of historic area photographs ever published.
The book has numerous pictures of Red Lodge’s charming downtown district, most of which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In addition, many rarely-seen photographs cover the construction of the Beartooth Highway, which snakes through alpine tundra over 10,000 feet in elevation, and which Charles Kuralt once called the most scenic highway in America. The story and some of these photos will be featured in Montana Magazine.
The book’s first sentence is: “Whether it's coal mining, architecture, natural splendor, or pink elephants, Red Lodge history has something for everyone.”
"Red Lodge" is part of the Images of America series published by Arcadia Publishing, a nationwide publisher specializing in local history books. Its official publication date is May 19, 2008.
ISBN: 0738556262 or 978-0738556260
How to order:
Arcadia Publishing distributes through bookstores and other retail outlets nationwide, if your local bookstore isn't carrying the book, they can surely order it for you using the ISBN above. If you would prefer to order online, you can visit the book's amazon.com page, or use your favorite other online bookseller. To go "straight to the source," consider buying from the the Carbon County Historical Society Museum Mercantile Store, so that profits from book sales will accrue to the organization that originally preserved the photographs.
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