Montana Coloring Book
by Ted Rechlin
illustrations by Ted Rechlin
published by Farcountry Press
With thirty-two scenes to enjoy, you can now color Montana in style. Featuring the art of Ted Rechlin (Bears, Jurassic, Dinosaurs Live!), Montana Coloring Book features the Big Sky's most iconic settings. Lend your creative magic to favorite spots such as the Paradise Valley, Lewis and Clark Caverns, Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks, and many more classic landmarks.
This well researched and beautifully drawn activity book is good for colorists of all ages, and features the scenic mountains, prairies, wildlife and locales that make Montana such a unique and beloved destination.
9. Swan Range: Northwestern Montana's Swan Range is more than a beautiful backdrop for the Flathead Valley. With Seeley and Swan Lakes to the west and the Bob Marshall Wilderness complex to the east, this area is home to an incredible array of wildlife including moose, bears, and wolves.
10. Makoshika State Park: The largest of Montana's state parks, Makoshika features an otherwordly landscape of fascinating badland rock formations, dramatic vistas, and fossils that tell the story of dinosaurs that roamed this land 65 million years ago.
11. State Capitol, Helena: Originally a gold mining camp named "Last Chance," Helena was first designated the territorial capital in 1875, then established as Montana's state capital in 1889. The stately capitol is topped with a copper dome and a statue of "Montana," better known as "Liberty." On the front lawn is an equestrian statue of Civil War General Thomas Francis Meagher, a former governor of the Montana Territory.
12. Wild Horse Island State Park, Flathead Lake: Used by the Salish-Kootenai Indians as a place to protect their horses from being stolen by other tribes, Wild Horse Island today is a 2,164-acre state park home to bighorn sheep, mule deer, birds, and of course, wild horses. As the largest island in the largest freshwater lake west of Minnesota, its beautiful shoreline is popular for outdoor recreation.
-from "About the Illustrations"