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AUTHOR 'TRIP THROUGH GLACIER AT MHS

Friday, January 15, 2016/Categories: Montana Historical Society/Tags:

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TRIP THROUGH GLACIER PARK WORTH TELLING AGAIN

                It is said you can never go home again, but the author of a new book has shown that a vacation in Glacier National Park can be revisited in a timeless way.

                On Thursday (Jan28) at 6:30 p.m. at the Montana Historical Society Hungry Horse News editor and author Chris Peterson will present a free public program “Through Glacier Park.”

                In 1915 then well-known mystery writer Mary Roberts Rinehart published an account of her vacation in Glacier that recounted to popular acclaim her 300 mile horseback trip in one of the most beautiful places in the world.

                That trip was led by famous Glacier guide Howard Eaton and had Montana’s cowboy artist Charlie Russell along a professional photographer and about 40 other people. The park had just been approved by Congress and Rinehart’s book helped to put it on the national vacation map.

                Peterson retraced as closely as he could the Rinehart group travels 100 years later only he was on foot and carrying 20 pounds of camera gear in addition to his full pack. The result was a beautiful book “Through Glacier Park, 1915-2015: A Centennial Celebration of a Classic Journey.”

                Like Rinehart and her group Peterson experienced hardship and  adventure from snow storms to hurricane-force winds to wildfires to bear encounters.

                After his free public program, Peterson will be available to sign copies of his new book that is available in the MHS Museum Store.  

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