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Dec 7, 2015

Local Author Presents Recreated Journey “Through Glacier Park” at FVCC

Chris Peterson, Dawson Pass
Local author and Hungry Horse News Editor Chris Peterson stands on Dawson Pass in Glacier National Park.

Flathead Valley Community College will welcome local author and Hungry Horse News Editor Chris Peterson for a community presentation he will deliver on author Mary Roberts Rinehart’s book, “Through Glacier Park in 1915,” on December 16.

 

Penned by Rinehart in 1915, “Through Glacier Park in 1915,” was a travelogue of her 300-mile journey, led by Howard Eaton, through Glacier National Park, starting and ending in East Glacier at the train station. Rinehart traveled by horseback through the park with a party of more than 40 people, including famed artist Charlie Russell.

 

In 2015, 100 years after the release of the book, Peterson recreated Rinehart’s journey and her photographs. Between April and September, Peterson hiked 240 miles, many of them with his son, while confronting snowstorms, rain, hurricane-force winds, blazing heat, bear encounters and the thick smoke of wildfires.

 

Hosted by the Glacier National Park Conservancy, Peterson’s free presentation will feature stories from his adventures. Autographed copies of Petersons’ book will be available for purchase with proceeds benefitting the Glacier National Park Conservancy.

 

Free and open to the public, the event will take place at 7 p.m. in the large community meeting room inside the Arts & Technology building on the FVCC campus. For more information, contact Amy Dempster at 892-3250 or amy@gnpconservancy.org.