The Montana Historical Society has added 30 new maps to the Montana Memory Project. Among my favorites:
- Map showing location of trading posts in 1874 on Milk River Reservation - Judith Basin
- 1912 Map of national forest lands in vicinity of Missoula, Montana, showing roads, trails, fishing, hunting, and camping grounds
- Official map of the territory of Montana drawn for the useof the territorial schools
- Map of Park-to-Park Highway across Blackfeet Indian Reservation
These join the over 500 maps already available on the Montana Memory Project as part of MHS and UM's joint project Mapping Montana and the West.
To explore the this collection of digitized maps, use the Memory Project's "Advance Search." Before searching, make sure you click on "show" Type of Material. Then check the box next to "Print Materials/Maps." With that box checked, scroll back to the top and enter your search term. Try "military" or "Fort Peck" or "Glacier" or the name of your town and see what comes up.
Looking for more on maps? You can find other posts about teaching with maps and online map collections here.