The Colter Pass, Cooke City, Silver Gate Community Council has a variety of products for sale.  Proceeds from the sale of these products are used to support Community Council projects, museum and events.  Every purchase makes a difference! All prices include Resort tax of 3%.

NEW!  Ornaments and Wine Glasses

Each engraved with our Cooke City Montana Museum name and logo

Ornaments all come with a gold bag.

Ornament Cost: $10.00 each | Please call for shipping and handling costs.

Wine Glass Cost: $10.00 each| Please call for shipping and handling costs.

A Brief History of Cooke City:

By: Kelly Suzanne Hartman, with contributions by Cooke City Montana Museum

With claims staked, 1870's prospectors at Cooke City patiently waited for adequate transportation to get their ore to market.  Historian Kelly Hartman recounts the saga that left hundreds battling for a railroad that never came.  

Kelly Hartman was raised in Silver Gate, Montana attending K-8 grade one-room schoolhouse in Cooke City.  She was the Director of the Cooke City Montana Museum from 2014- 2016.  

Book Cost:  $23.00| Postage and handling for 1 book – $3.00 | Postage for 2 books – $5.00 

Contact the Council for additional shipping information for larger orders.

Ernest Hemingway In The Yellowstone High Country:

By: Chris Warren

In the 1930's, iconic American author Ernest Hemingway spent summers at a ranch on the edge of Yellowstone National Park near Cooke City.  Author Warren examines what Hemingway did here, what he wrote and his experiences.  

Chris Warren, a resident of Cooke City, Montana, has spent years researching Hemingway's connection to this area.   

Book Cost:  $20.50| Postage and handling for 1 book – $3.00 | Postage for 2 books – $5.00 

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Exploring Yellowstone High Country:
A History of the Cooke City Area

Exploring Yellowstone High Country has become a “must own” for everyone interested in the amazing history of the Cooke City, Montana area.  The book includes detailed information about the early explorers, wildlife, trappers, geology, government expedition, prehistoric man, miners, Indians, tourism and detailed maps.  Author Ralph Glidden has donated publication rights for his book to the Community Council.  All proceeds from book sales now go to support the City Community Council.

Book Cost:  $10.50 | Postage and handling for 1 book – $3.00 | Postage for 2 books – $5.00
Contact the Council for additional shipping information for larger orders.

Mining Map

Take a little history home and frame this great map from 1908 showing the Principal Mines from the New World Mining District in Cooke City.  (Note: does not show all the mines)

Map Cost:  $5.25 | Please contact the Council for Postage and handling costs.

 

Joan’s Pies:
A Cooke City|Colter Pass Specialty for nearly 50 Years!

Long time resident Joan Humiston donated her pie recipes for this cook book to be used as fundraiser for Community Council’s projects. It was an honor for us to work with Joan in gathering her recipes and knowledge to compose her pie recipes in a fundraiser cook book. Thank you to Joan and her family for the huge support they have given to the Community over the years.

Book Cost:  $ 3.00 | Postage and handling for up to 3 books – $3.00
Contact the Council for additional shipping information for larger orders.

Images of America – Cooke City

Northeast of Yellowstone National Park, between precipitous mountains along Soda Butte Creek, lies the old mining town of Cooke City. Ramshackle buildings of yesteryear and scars of exploitation still remain, quietly telling stories about this quaint community. When Adam “Horn” Miller picked up a piece of rich galena ore in the vicinity of the Clark’s Fork drainage, it was destined to play an important part in the mining and development of the area. Early explorers, prospectors, and settlers were thwarted by Indians, rugged mountains without roads, and winters in the high country. Until 1877, most of the work was prospecting, then smelters were built. A railroad was expected but never materialized, so only marginal profits were made in mining. The area’s scenic wonders, however, are Cooke City’s true wealth.

Book Cost:  $23.00 | Postage and handling for 1 book – $3.00 | Postage for 2 books – $5.00
Contact the Council for additional shipping information for larger orders.

The Beartooth Highway - A History of Ameria's Most Beautiful Drive

By Jon Axline

Driving the spectacular Beartooth Highway in Montana and Wyoming is a very unforgettable experience.  Mountain scenery with the road rising to  10,947 feet.  The author tells the exciting and colorful narrative behind the origins and construction of the Beartooth Highway. 

Book Cost:  $23.00 | Postage and handling for 1 book – $3.00 | Postage for 2 books – $5.00
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Images of America – Beartooth Mountains

By Patty Hooker

Enjoy the Beartooth story with photographs from a variety of collections.  You will see in these photos the rawness, splendor and beauty of this Highway.  The many who have passed before us in photos.

Book Cost:  $23.00 | Postage and handling for 1 book – $3.00 | Postage for 2 books – $5.00
Contact the Council for additional shipping information for larger orders.

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Contact Us

Colter Pass, Cooke City and Silver Gate Area Community Council

206 W. Main Street

P.O. Box 1134

Cooke City, MT 59020

Telephone : ​406-838-2203

Email : cookecityareacouncil@gmail.com

Contact Director of Council: clerk.cookecityareacouncil@gmail.com

Contact Director of Museum: cookecitymontanamuseum@gmail.com