Experience the thrills and excitement surrounding the city of Great Falls from the late 1800s through the 1960s with this hardcover coffee-table book. See hunting and hiking in the mountains surrounding the city, and fishing on the area’s amazing streams and rivers. Enjoy historic photographs of world heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey as he prepares in the Electric City for a difficult bout against challenger Tommy Gibbons in Shelby and world-famous figure skating star John Misha Petkevich leaping high above the ice on the way to an Olympic career.
These rare photographs and many more can be enjoyed in Great Falls at Play. Some of the finest entertainers from around the globe paid Great Falls a visit, from singer and actor Al Jolson and cowboy star Gene Autry to humorist Mark Twain in 1895 and Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show in 1914. In summer, locals and visitors flocked to the Montana State Fair in Great Falls; in winter, they enjoyed Christmas decorations displayed on the Anaconda Copper Mining Co. plant grounds in Black Eagle. Enjoy remarkable stories and more in this fifth in a series of compelling coffee-table books.
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