Montana Department of Transportation historian Jon Axline will sign copies of his new book, Taming Big Sky Country: A History of Montana Transportation from Trails to Interstates, at Elk River Books during the Livingston Art Walk on Friday, August 28 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Axline’s book charts the evolution of Montana’s roads from ancient Native American trails and pioneer wagon routes to the modern interstate system. With stories of trailblazers, surveyors and engineers combined with historical and recent photographs, the book presents a colorful history of transportation in Big Sky Country.
Many Montana motorists are already familiar with Axline’s work as the writer of Montana’s roadside historical and geological interpretive markers. He is also the author of Conveniences Sorely Needed: Montana’s Historic Highway Bridges and an editor of the Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Montana History series.
The signing will take place at Elk River Books, 120 N. Main St. For more information, call 333-2330.