Great Falls Memories Volume II
See the aftermath of a terrifying crash of two Army bombers during the North Montana State Fair in 1946. Watch Frosty ice cream trucks line up for business, ostrich races at the fairgrounds in 1960, and draft horses helping to deliver beer downtown. Take in rare and unusual photographs, provided by area residents. The History Museum archives and The Great Falls Tribune. Witness the demise by fire of the Ozark Club, a jazzy gem in downtown Great Falls. See Central Avenue erupt as singing cowboy Gene Autry draws a crowd. Enjoy images of singers Tom T. Hall and Roger Miller, Gentle Ben the bear, comedian Bob Hope and actor Clint Eastwood, who appeared in Great Falls in 1973 film "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot." The years 1940 to 1980 saw Great Falls grow to become by mid-century Montana's largest city. Experience the fun and excitement of the city's golden era in this second book in the "Great Falls Memories" series, marking Great Falls' 125th anniversary year.