Montana history revived by historic nominations


The Billy Kruse cabin.

Billy Kruse, left, and Tom Reynolds.

The St. Regis Airway Beacon.

Rob Chaney

A cabin of classic construction and tragic fate, as well as a relic of early-day air travel, may become the latest bits of western Montana included in the National Register of Historic Places.

The Kruse Cabin along the North Fork of the Flathead River, the St. Regis Airway Beacon and the Hall Bungalow near Helena have been identified by the Montana Historic Preservation Office for recognition.

“These nominations show the variety of property types eligible for the National Register,” said Pete Brown, program manager for the State Historic

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