Montana Mainstreets, Volume 5
A Guide to Historic Kalispell

by Kathryn L. McKay

foreword by Mark F. Baumler, State of Montana Historic Preservation with Afterword by William D. Peterson, Executive Director, Northwest Montana Historical Society, Central School Museum

published by Montana Historical Society Press

  • Founded in 1891 as a railroad town for the transcontinental Great Northern Railway, Kalispell, Montana, faced bitter disappointment when the railroad relocated its route to the north in 1904. Most towns suffering similar fates fell into decline, but not Kalispell, which had become Flathead County seat in 1894, remained a trade center of a large area, and later became a gateway to Glacier National Park. Discover the history and architecture of this leading town of northwest Montana.

84 pages, 6 x 9 , 34 b/w photos, 3 illustrations, 3 map(s), index, appendix, 100 softcovers per case, Paperback

ISBN 10: 0917298705
ISBN 13: 9780917298707


    This exciting guidebook series focuses on the history and architecture of Montana towns. Based on State Historic Preservation office records, Montana Mainstreets guides provide windows to the past by pointing readers to the buildings, historic sites, and parks that act as monuments to Montana's history. Detailed Maps, historic photographs, and lively prose help these guides bring Montana's history and architecture alive.





Montana Mainstreets, Volume 5
A Guide to Historic Kalispell

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Columbia Falls resident Kathryn L. McKay is a writer, historical researcher, and longtime advocate for historic preservation.  She is the author of Looking Back:  A Pictorial History of the Flathead Valley, Montana.

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