Arcadia Publishing, 2012

The early white settlers in Big Sky
were hardy and persistent, and a
new book brings to life their trials
and tribulations.

Starting with the Hayden Expedition,
which surveyed the region in
the 1870s, Images of America: Big
Sky, depicts 100 years of logging,
mining, homesteading, ranching,
recreation and tourism that followed. Co-authors Dr. Jeff Strickler
and Anne Marie Mistretta
included historic records, character sketches, anecdotes
and more than 175 historic photos.

“I think it’s going to open up a tremendous amount of
interest in Big Sky history,” said Al Lockwood, chairman of
the local Historic Crail Ranch Conservators.

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