This book contains photographs and historical references for the places along Going-to-the-Sun Road.
When possible, both the Native American name (whether actual or proposed) and its meaning and the names provided in the early years by settlers, explores, miners, or even dignitaries are provided with meanings and historical context.
What They Called It contains over 100 color photographs of Glacier’s beautiful landscape along Going-to-the-Sun Road.
The 19 panoramas in the book provide a reference point for readers who have driven or are driving Going-to-the-Sun Road. Each panorama has places and peaks identified and also provides cross references to the pages where the history of the name for the peak can be found.
The bibliography and index pages also provide more information if you are interested in learning more about the rich history of the names in Glacier National Park.
Quote from George Ostrom
Reading Blake Passmore’s new book, “What They Called It,” I found myself constantly surprised, I didn’t know that!”
Blake has done one hell of a fine job digging out new and fascinating history of “my” park.
Note from Blake: George Ostrom was one of my inspirations to start climbing in Glacier National Park. The tales and photos of his adventures in the high country spurred me to seek the summits. It is such an honor to have him write the foreword for this book. George has been reporting the news of Glacier National Park for fifty-eight years and has published three books plus many articles on mountaineering there.