Vol 74, No 6 (2013)


Cover Page
This month’s cover features the front of an agricultural promotional pamphlet titled “The Fertile Flathead Valley.” Often published by railroads, irrigation companies, and civic associations, these pamphlets were designed to entice easterners and midwesterners to buy land in the Pacific Northwest. This pamphlet begins “today scientific fruit growing offers the man of the great middle class of intelligent thinking people an opportunity to get away from the daily grind of the office, store or factory, to become independent and to have a home of his own.”

This and related publications are held by Archives and Special Collections at the University of Montana-Missoula’s Mansfield Library. A portion of the collection is available online at bit.ly/10B2cjZ.