New from Arcadia Publishing and local author, Emily An Mayer in conjunction with the Clack Museum, is Hill County.
With the establishment of Fort Assinniboine in Montana Territory in 1879, the development of Hill County has progressed from the wild frontier to modern communities without losing the true Western spirit. The arrival of the St. Paul, Manitoba, and Minneapolis Railroad, the precursor to the Great Northern Railroad, coupled with the Homestead Act, brought many settlers to the area. With their determination and talents, Hill County was carved in 1912 from Chouteau County and has seen both good times and bad. When Prohibition was passed, Hill County’s proximity to Canada allowed for the booze to flow. Some made their fortunes in illegal trade, such as Christopher “Shorty” Young. Others chose a different route, becoming merchants, delving in agricultural related fields, or working on the railroad.
Highlights of Hill County:
• Most images are previously unpublished.
• Focuses primarily on Hill County’s historic architecture.
• Includes chapters on Havre, Modern Times and Lost History.
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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