The Best Gift: Montana's Carnegie Libraries (Dillon, Miles City, Great Falls, Bozeman, Kalispell, Missoula, Livingston, Lewistown, Glasgow, Big Timber, Havre, Hamilton, Malta, Fort Benton, Hardin, Red Lodge and Chinook)

By Kate Hampton with photographs by Tom Ferris. Hardcover, 120 pages.
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$19.95

Between 1901 and 1922, seventeen Montana communities built libraries with money given to them by the era's richest man, Andrew Carnegie. Fifteen of those libraries stand today, and their story is compellingly told here by architectural historian Kate Hampton.

Just as he did in Hand Raised: The Barns of Montana, photographer Tom Ferris provides stunning detail of both the classic and unusual architectural elements of these iconic buildings. Hand-drawn architectural renderings and other historical images combine to create a detailed portrait of Carnegie's rich legacy in Montana.

The libraries included are Dillon, Miles City, Great Falls, Bozeman, Kalispell, Missoula, Livingston, Lewistown, Glasgow, Big Timber, Havre, Hamilton, Malta, Fort Benton, Hardin, Red Lodge and Chinook.

All book proceeds benefit Montana historic preservation!

Hardcover, 120 pages.

FREE POSTER AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!  To receive a free copy of the poster contact mtshpo@mt.gov or 406-444-7715.

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