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- V/ May 15, 1948 « ajS> o ÎC : % wmgmM : At. ✓ v<: m ? >'■ : Î ; , PA .... ^>'%V.,.v -' ■ - ' ,.- ' i>. : ; \ i ÎW.., y die ^C-;jL Top rating on any Montana itinerary goes of course to the parks, Yellowstone on the south boundary and Glacier in the northwest. At left is a view of Old Faithful in eruption; above. Two Medicine lake. •v-SÉfe. v Swwi I: .... i s % hr r ■ j Ü iw i / -T* 5 Montana's first Masonic temple in the ghost town of Bannack, Montana's first capital, near Dillon. —Wright Photo Site of the Battle of the Bear's Paw south of Chi nook, where, after four days' bitter fighting. Chief Joseph finally surrendered to General Miles. COVERS MO N T A N A A N D NORTHERN WYOMING Let's a Trip in Montana This Summer L ET'S take a trip in Montana this mer. Most farm and ranch families are forced by the usual push of summer operations to postpone any plans for going places to that mythical time "when the work's all done this fall." Then, if they do go, it is usually back to Iowa to "see the folks happily often the case these days, to Cali fornia for the winter. And it is because we usually do have to wait until fall or winter to find time to travel that we too often neglect our own state. Fall is too late to enjoy at their best the many attractions that make Montana the summer wonderland for travelers from all over the world. What we have to do is make up our minds that we are going to take a bit of time off from our traditional role as hardworking, picturesque natives, just part of the scenery that the tourists come thousands of miles to see, and be tour ists ourselves in our own state, if only for a few days. And that's it—only a few days at most are needed to visit any of Montana's famed at tractions. If we can catch two or three day*, between the branding and the haying, the world's top tourist attractions are available to us. Even a Saturday night and Sunday will be enough for many a worthwhile ex pedition. First to be considered always, of course, are the parks, Glacier and Yellowstone. It is unnecessary to attempt any review here of their scenic virtues. Everyone knows they are such as to reward a visit of a day, a week or months and season after season. But there are many other points of inter (Please turn to page 18) sum " or, as is id r* ■f-'M ■ AV [V ; 6. i.* ü -S". 4 —Jorud Photo Through the Gates of the Mountains by excursion boat on the Holter dam lake just north of Helena. / ; s p M À —Jorud Photo In western Montana there are thousands of miles of scenic highways like this stretch near Missoula. V V A • ■ % tit & 1« • * . £ 'c-j LX ff? mmt * ''I Formations in Paradise room in the Lewis and Clark cavern, the largest natural cave in the west.