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Airport Art, Terminal D, Dulles Airport, Washington D.C. #airportart #terminals #dulles #iad #washingtondc

Three Forks of the Missouri National Historic Landmark, Missouri Headwaters State Park, Three Forks, Montana. In late July 1805, the Corps of Discovery camped at this spot, completing the part of the mission given to them by US President Thomas Jefferson. In this area the Jefferson, Madison, and Gallatin rivers join to form the Missouri River which is the longest river in the United States at 2341 m (3767 km). It is approximately 21 miles longer than the Mississippi River. #missouriheadwaters #missouriheadwaterssp #threeforksmt #threeforks #montana #montanamoment #406 #historylesson #historicmontana #nps #nhl #threeforksofthemissourinhl #gallatinriver #jeffersonriver #madisonriver #corpsofdiscovery

Water reflection off Berkeley Pit, Butte, Montana. Pit mining on ‘the richest hill on earth’ began in the 1950s in an effort to extract copper. While metal mining in some form had been present in the area since the 1860s, pit mining was the first to remove large parcels of surface rock in order to expose the metal rich granite below. This particular pit swallowed several Butte city neighborhoods as the pit expanded. Mining in the Berkeley pit stopped in the mid 1980s and the pit has been slowly filling with water. The pit is over 1246’ (415 m) deep of which 1055’ (315 m) is covered with water. Eventually, the water level will rise high enough to affect the ground water. A water waste plant has been built to purify the water once the pit’s water level reaches a critical level. #buttemt #butte #richesthillonearth #montana #montanamoment #406 #pitmining #berkeleypit #historylesson #historicmontana

At this location on July 14, 1864, gold was discovered by the ‘Four Georgians’, John Cowan, Daniel Jackson Miller, John Crab, and Robert Stanley, thereby igniting the ‘Last Chance Camp’ gold rush. Out of a gulch barely 600 yards long, over 3.6 billion US$ of gold was mined. (That’s in today’s dollars.) Eventually, the camp was renamed Helena after one of the miner’s Minnesota hometown and became the state capital of Montana territory in 1875. After Montana attained statehood in 1889, Helena was voted state capital over Anaconda, MT in 1894. Of course, during renovation of the sheriff’s house 100 years later, the original voting ballots were discovered in the basement and it appears that Anaconda actually won the vote. #historylesson #dirtypolitics #helenamt #helena #montana #montanamoment #406 #lastchancegulch #goldrush #statecapital