June 29, 2013
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Our Lady of the Rockies, colossal 90-foot statue of the Virgin Mary, that overlooks the city of Butte, Montana from her lofty perch on the East Ridge of the Continental Divide. To her left water drains to the Atlantic Ocean; the Pacific Ocean is catchment basin for flows to her right. A tram is on the way despite neighborhood objections.
Mining derricks overlooking Berkeley Pit Copper Mine, Butte, Montana, a gigantic hole and Superfund site dug into what is nicknamed "The Richest Hill on Earth."
Clark, Sacagawea and Pomp's campsite, a few miles up the valley, at the mouth of Kelly Canyon. The mouth of the Shields River is where it empties into the Yellowstone River between Livingston and Big Timber Montana. The Yellowstone joins with the Missouri River just past the Montana, North Dakota state line.
Girl with the Colonel Harlan Sanders, Butte, Montana.