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“Little Joe” In Montana

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Milwaukee Road E70 electric locomotive
Deer Lodge, Montana — October 2016
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If you’re a train buff, here’s a treat — a “Little Joe” electric locomotive on static display in beautiful downtown Deer Lodge, Montana.  There were only 20 of these ever built, so they’re tough to find.  Wikipedia has an excellent page on them here.

Sunset Near Owsley Slough

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Fading light
Twin Bridges, Montana — October 2016
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Pristine View

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Looking across
Flathead Lake, Montana — October 2016
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Life Finds A Way

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Road embankment
Sula, Montana — October 2016
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This tree appeared to be growing out of solid rock, showing just what life is capable of doing.  Also, not all the prettiest landscape photos have to be of grand vistas… sometimes you’re driving right by them.

Feed Me

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Williams Feed building
Dillon, Montana — October 2016
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Walking around a new town in the late afternoon is a great way to check out new sights and experiences.  We checked into a nearby motel in Dillon, Montana, after a long day of driving and proceeded to get out and stretch our legs — resulting in this image.

For some reason, Cindy was adamant about getting something to eat right after visiting this spot.

Desolate Island

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The rocks in Ennis Lake
Ennis, Montana — October 2016
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Looks worth exploring.

The Call Of The Mountains

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Looking toward Mt. Calowahcan
Kicking Horse, Montana — October 2016
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Cindy and I can only go for a few short months before we begin getting a hunger to see the big peaks and long ranges of the mountains in the American West.  Which are our favorites?  Dunno, as they all have their appeal and charm, and we’ve seen a bunch over the years.

Six Miles From Nowhere

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Bear Creek Schoolhouse
Cameron, Montana — October 2016
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The only real town of any size is 17 miles away.  It’s six miles from the closest place to pick up mail.

One room.  It does have heat and electricity, but no running water.

The last class of children to attend it was in 1942, and it only has one surviving student left alive today (it was a six-mile round-trip on foot when she was a first-grader in the mid-1930s).

But it’s well kept, loved, and used to this day.  Read more here.