On the Road AgainPresenter: Bill Wyckoff

Date: Monday, Sept. 21

Time: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: C’mon Inn

Side Trip Info: This Side Trip explores the world of re-photography, and the author’s experience of taking repeat photographs around Montana as part of a book project. The presentation will highlight many re-photographed towns and highways around the state as well as tell the inside story of how the book came together. The book, On the Road Again: Montana’s Changing Landscape, made use of early photographs taken by Montana engineers, road builders, and local officials as they surveyed and improved the state’s early road system between 1915 and 1935. The author visited every county in the state as he completed the project. Book information: ON THE ROAD AGAIN: Montana’s Changing Landscape by William Wyckoff, Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2006; ISBN: 0-295-98612

Instructor Bio:
Bill WyckoffBill Wyckoff received his master’s (1979) and doctoral (1982) degrees in geography from Syracuse University. Since 1986, he has taught Geography in the Department of Earth Sciences at Montana State University. He is the author of five scholarly books on the West and on the frontier, including his most recent volume titled How to Read the American West: A Field Guide, (University of Washington Press, 2014). He coauthors Diversity Amid Globalization: World Regions, Environment, Development, an award-winning world regional geography textbook published by Pearson.

 

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