Saturday Sidewalk Signing with Jon Axline

About the Book: While Montana's roadside historical markers give motorists an introduction to the state's colorful history, there's much more to explore. Priests Pass and Helena's Morelli Bridge were displays of ambition and fortitude. Conversely, the story The Black and White Trail represents the folly of one Doc Siegfriedt. Once thriving and strategically located along rails and roads, the towns of Beaverton and Taft are lost to history. While striking geological features like Tower Rock and picturesque byways like Harding Way are enduring vistas. Historian Jon Axline takes readers along the aboriginal trails, territorial roads, historic bridges and fascinating stopping points connected to Montana's lively and exciting transportation history.


About the Author:

  • Author of Conveniences Sorely Needed: Montana's Historic Highway Bridges
  • Taming Big Sky Country: The History of Montana Transportation from Trails to Interstates
  • The Beartooth Highway: A History of America's Most Beautiful Drive and Montana Highway Tales

Jon Axline has been the historian at the Montana Department of Transportation since 1990. Jon is also the coauthor of Hidden History of Helena with Ellen Baumler and editor of Montana's Historical Highway Markers.


Event date: 
Saturday, July 20, 2024 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Event address: 
Fact & Fiction Bookstore
220 N Higgins Ave.
Missoula, MT 59802-4435
Detour Montana: History by the Roadside By Jon Axline Cover Image
ISBN: 9781467157650
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: History Press - June 24th, 2024