From the discovery of a passage over the Continental Divide for rail travel to the return of the Glacier Red Buses, this book takes readers on a behind-the-scenes tour of some of the fascinating episodes that mark the Park's eventful past.
Here you'll read about the heroic 20-year construction of Going-to-the-Sun Road, as well as the mysterious disappearance of the Whitehead brothers from their park lodgings. You'll meet the great cowboy artist and storyteller Charlie Russell and come face to face with the Giant Grizzly of Gunsight Pass. You'll learn of a park ranger's dramatic 1905 rescue of a woman trapped at the bottom of a deep crevasse and the world's first "avalanche shooters," the fighter pilots whose man-made thunder triggered the safe release of slides over Logan Pass in 1964. And you'll discover mischievous Park spirits, ghostly visions at the Belton Hotel, and the Indian legend "The Day a Mountain Fell."
In an easy-to-read style that is both entertaining and informative, Vince Moravek recounts the most captivating moments from Glacier National Park's history.