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“The Magic City” Explored in New Book
- 08/10/2009

Arcadia Publishing

More Info on This Book: Billings

New from Arcadia Publishing and local postal worker James Reich is Billings in the popular Postcard History Series, featuring over 200 vintage postcards.

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. Surrounded by unparalleled natural splendor, Billings has always had the stark juxtaposition of a modern city set amid wilderness, as these vintage postcards attest.

Highlights of Billings:
• Includes the important part that the Billings Chamber of Commerce has played in the shaping of Billings’ rise to prominence
• Features Billings hospitals which have been on the fast track to becoming the leaders in healthcare in Montana since the 1920s
• Explains how Billings’ sugar plants have brought in many immigrants, from the fields to the refinery
• Shows how Billings has been on its way to becoming one of the leaders in oil refining in Montana since the 1920s

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places. Have we done a book on your town? Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com.

Buy It Now: Billings $21.99




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