You Won't Even Recognize Montana When You Watch This Historical Footage From The 1940s
By Beth Price-Williams|Published June 01, 2021
A professional writer for more than two decades, Beth has lived in nearly a dozen states – from Missouri and Virginia to Connecticut and Vermont – and Toronto, Canada. In addition to traveling extensively in the U.S. and the U.K., she has a BA in Journalism from Point Park University (PA), a MA in Holocaust & Genocide Studies from Stockton University (NJ), and a Master of Professional Writing from Chatham University (PA). A writer and editor for Only In Your State since 2016, Beth grew up in and currently lives outside of Pittsburgh and when she’s not writing or hanging out with her bunnies, budgies, and chinchilla, she and her daughter are out chasing waterfalls.
Montana’s a beautiful state with a rich history. Chances are pretty high that no one would argue with that statement. Nor would anyone argue that Montana has certainly changed during its long and storied history. When you watch this historical footage of Montana, shot in 1947, you’ll go on a journey that will take you to Helena, Butte, Missoula, and Glacier National Park.
That’s just a peek at the United States and Montana in 1947. Click play below to learn more about life in the Treasure State in 1947.
What did you think of this historical footage of Montana? Can you see glimpses of today’s Montana, or is the state unrecognizable? Join the conversation in the comments! Can’t get enough historical footage of Montana? Check out this footage of Glacier National Park, also shot in 1947.
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