Milepost Zero: This book describes the location and settling of the Paradise Valley in Western Montana. The Paradise history as it was reflected in the pages of the Daily Missoulian and local newspapers provides a journalistic view of the facts surrounding the history of Paradise and its Northern Pacific foundation as its existence moves from the days of the fur traders into the 21st century. This section includes a short history of the Northern Pacific with an emphasis on the building of the line from the west to Paradise, Montana, which became a division point between the NP's Rocky Mountain and Idaho division. The building of the ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå¢company townÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´å of Paradise and the operation of the NP there forms the core of the book with a more in depth review of the construction and operation of the tie treating plant there as well as its destruction by fire and ultimate cleanup under the auspices of the EPA and Montana Department of Environmental Sciences. Many candid photos from personal photo albums are included as well as illustrations, maps, and drawings. Soft cover, spiral bound, 225 pages with many black and white photos.