Taming Big Sky Country: The History of Montana Transportation from Trails to Interstates, by Jon Axline
By Jon Axline. Softcover, 160 pages, photos.
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 Native American trails and wagon roads like the Mullan Road into four-lane highways in a little over a century. That story is one of difficult, ground-breaking and sometimes wrong engineering decisions, as well as a desire to make a journey faster, safer and more comfortable.
Softcover, 160 pages, photos.