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Billings is sometimes called "The Magic City" for its rapid growth that seems to change the skyline overnight. Located in the heart of the Yellowstone Valley, it is Montana's largest city and the state's premier business destination. From 1900 to the 1960s—Billings's "Golden Years"—locals and tourists alike enjoyed a variety of hotels, fine restaurants, and retail and wholesale shopping, while businesses such as sugar and oil refineries, banking, and brewing kept the economy running. Surrounded by unparalleled natural splendor, Billings has always had the stark juxtaposition of a modern city set amid wilderness, as these vintage postcards attest. Enjoy the rich history of Billings in this collection of 15 historic black-and-white postcards.
ISBN: 9780738570471
Format: Postcard Pack
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Montana
Series: Postcards of America
Images: 200
Pages: 15
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 4.25 (h)
Author Jim Reich, Billings resident and postal worker, has collected Montana and Billings memorabilia for over 20 years. Culled from his private collection of over 1,300 postcards, this volume shows a small town's rise to prominence through the decades, while celebrating the rich heritage of hometown Billings.
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