Great Falls At Play
Thrill to the exhilaration of hunting and hiking in mountains surrounding the city of Great Falls, and fishing on the area's amazing streams and rivers. Watch as world heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey prepares in the Electric City for a difficult bout against challenger Tommy Gibbons in Shelby. Enjoy a photograph of 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, covering years from the 1880s through the 1960s. 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.