Christmastime in Montana

by Dave Walter

published by Montana Historical Society

  • An entertaining assortment of Christmas memoirs, newspaper accounts and editorials, poems, and menus collected from the vast archives of the Montana Historical Society, Christmastime in Montana connects readers to the state's rich and varied history through celebrations of Christmas day. From shoot-outs and dances in Virginia City to the finery of a Billings hotel, from dinner with friends to visits from Santa, from lonely nights away from home to joyful family celebrations, Christmastime in Montana examines nearly two centuries of Montana history through observances of this sacred day. Spend Christmas with Montana's early prospectors, ranchers, and homesteaders, and learn how Montanans came together to make Christmas bright. Including handsome historic photographs and illustrations, Christmastime in Montana is a great way to preserve your family's attachment to Montana's past. It is the book of Christmas for all Montanans and Montanans at heart.

264 pages, 7 x 9, 57 b/w photos, 16 illustrations, 26 softcovers per case, Paperback

ISBN 10: 0-917298-99-3
ISBN 13: 978-0917298998


  • Beautiful collection of reminiscences, newspaper accounts and editorials, poems, menus, and images that brings alive close to two hundred years of Montana Christmas history and tradition





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Dave Walter passed away in 2006. He was a talented Montana historian, researcher, writer, and teacher. Since 1979 he worked at the Montana Historical Society in Helena, and most recently served as the Society's research historian. He authored numerous books, including Montana Campfire Tales: Fourteen Historical Narratives.

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