"MONTANA" Top 5 Page for this destination Montana by Yaqui
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I dedicated these pages to my big sister Cynthia who passed away sometime ago, but never from my heart. She loved the state of Montana. She was a sister, mother, grandmother, and adventurer. She was excellent at rebuilding antiques. She didn't just refinish the wood, but knew and had the skill to make the new parts. She drove trucks for oil companies and worked on the railroad line. "She loved to fish!!" She was not afraid to venture out in the back country streams with her trusty fishing pole and queensland heeler and fish along side the Grizzly bears. Yeah Grizzly bears!! She knew to respect their world and gave them a wide bearth. She to me, was a very special woman who is dearly missed by her family. She was my big sister I will always cherish. "She is the one that showed me Montana and a true Native Spirit!!"
My sister lived in Laurel, which is just outside of Billings. Lovely town should visit. Oh, Billings has a hell of an airport. I experienced it. It appears to be built on a Mesa. Just thought that was wild.
Billings Montana received its named after Frederick H. Billings, the famed railroad tycoon President of the Northern Pacific Railroad from May 1979 to June 1881. His statue stands in front of The Western Heritage Center. Minnesota and Montana Land and Improvement Company in 1882 laid out the town-site. A month later, 5,000 lots had been sold for cash. By years end there were 155 commercial buildings, 99 homes, 6 railroad buildings and 25 tents where only three buildings had stood before. The town's sudden appearance gave it the "Magic City" nick name. To explore check in with the Billings Area Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center at 815 South 27th Street because they would be more than happy to assist you.
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Clarks signature is ingraved into the rock along with many settlers passing through. This site has a platform that surrounds the pillar so you can see all the signatures left behind.
My little crazy family was having fun that day. You can see the cassing of Clarks signature behind us.
- Pros:The west is still here, I love it!
- In a nutshell:Need to visit and take in the scenery!
Clark wrote in his journal, "This rock which I shall call "Pompy's Tower" is 200 feet and 400 paces in... more travel advice
Billings Montana got its named after the famed railroad tycoon President of the Northern Pacific Railroad from May 1979... more travel advice
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