The Great Northern Railway and Glacier National Park.
By C. W. Guthrie.
The main line of the Great Northern Railway stretched from St Paul, MN to Seattle, WA, through prairies and plains of North Dakota and Montana, over the rugged Rocky Mountains and through the splendid canyons of the Cascades to the Pacific. But it was the sixty-mile stretch of rail from east of the Rockies through Montana's Marias Pass and along the Middle Fork of the Flathead River-bordering the grandeur and breathtaking scenery of what would become Glacier National Park-that lured people from all over the world to the conductor's call for "all aboard".
Glacier National Park and the Great Northern Railway became synonymous in the early twentieth century. Original photographs, posters, brochures, menus, time tables, postcards and other rare promotional materials accompany a fascinating account of the creation and promotion of Glacier National Park by the Great Northern Railway as railroad barons raced west and competed for precious territory to expand their empires.
Softcover, 95 pages.