Welcome to Montana: Automobile Tourism in the 1930s
Dates: September 8, 2022
Meets: Th from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Belgrade Community Library
During the Great Depression, the Montana Highway Department improved over 5,000 miles of primary, secondary and urban roads. As a result, the state's highways transformed from the nation's worst to one of the most modern systems in the U.S. During that turbulent decade, the highway department also developed automobile tourism programs to draw visitors to the state. This presentation is about developing the highway system and associated tourism programs.
Refreshments at 5:30 p.m.
This collaborative community event is presented by OLLI at MSU and the Belgrade Community Library, with sponsorship by First Interstate Bank, and is free and open to the public.
There is a 50-person registration cap. Advance registration is recommended but walk-ins are welcome.
|OLLI Member||$ 0.00|
Belgrade Community Library106 N Broadway
Belgrade, MT 59714
Jon AxlineJon Axline is the historian and interpretive marker coordinator for the Montana Department of Transportation in Helena. He is a student of the history of Montana transportation from 1860 through the Interstate era. Jon graduated from MSU with an M.A. in American history in 1985. He is a published author of articles and books on a variety of Montana history subjects.
|09/08/2022||Thursday||6 PM to 7:30 PM||Belgrade Community Library|
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