Montana Place Names: From Alzada To Zortman

by Montana Historical Society Research Center Staff

published by Montana Historical Society Press

  • Montana Place Names from Alzada to Zortman explores the origins of more than 1,200 place names. Written by Montana Historical Society staff and drawing on the expertise of historians from around the state, this book includes entries describing towns and cities, geographic features, parks and battlefields, properties on the National Register of Historic Places, and more. The full-color maps and extensive index help readers to pinpoint every place described, and historic images reveal the Montana of yesteryear.

320 pages, 5 map(s), index, 28 softcovers per case, Paperback

ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 9780975919613


    Five maps and more than fifty historic photographs illuminate this new traveler’s guide and will reinforce the reasons behind the state’s most familiar names and serve as a quick reference for those we often take for granted.





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For more than two years, five staff members from the Montana Historical Society Research Center in Helena researched Montana’s varied place names. Using a Montana state highway map as their guide, they set out to find the history behind the naming of more than 1,000 Montana places. Collectively, the authors represent decades of archival and historical research experience.

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