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Archive | July, 2011


Blue Angels Put On A Show

The United States Navy’s Blue Angels flight team put on quite a show in Great Falls, MT today. The event, dubbed “Flight Over The Falls” began around noon and ended around 4pm. Tomorrow’s schedule is the same. The Blue Angels are part of a two-day free airshow hosted by the MT Air National Guard and Malmstrom […]

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Fort Benton’s Lewis & Clark Statue

I was in Fort Benton the other day and took a stroll along their river levee. You could stop and take photos of things on or near the levee about every 10 feet. Great photo ops! This statue of Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, Sacajawea and Baby Pomp (Jean Baptiste) has always been a favorite of mine. It […]

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Beautiful Canoes – A Work of Art

Scott Enloe of Scott’s Boat Works recently had an exhibit at a master craftsmen show. I visited with him about his beautiful canoes. He uses a variety of wood – cedar (stunning cedar strips), cherry, walnut and mahogany. There are several sizes and you’ll see beautiful wood inlays on them. Another unique feature you may […]

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Lewis & Clark Portage With A View

Just a couple miles south of Great Falls is an area set aside where the Lewis & Clark expedition completed their portage and rejoined the Missouri River. The views are stunning since the landscape is still pretty wide open. You can see the Little Belt Mountains in the background and rolling plains in front. Ironically, […]

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The Last Dancer

I just can’t resist showing one more dancer from the Two Medicine Dancers who performed at the Lewis & Clark Festival in Great Falls, MT. A grass dancer doesn’t wear a bustle like the chicken dancer, just plenty of fringe to give the feeling of moving grass. There is lots of motion when he dances, […]

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Still Dancing

In this photo you see a side view of a young dancer performing the ladies traditional dance. She has a fully beaded cape with buckskin fringe and also fully beaded leggings. Care to guess how much it weighs?? Well, try 65 pounds. This dance demonstration was inside in an air conditioned room but you won’t find […]

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More Dancing

I really like these photos of the Two Medicine Dancers at the annual Lewis & Clark Festival in Great Falls. This photo shows the dress worn for the jingle dance. The dress is contemporary in style and the cone-shaped metal decorations made from chewing tobacco lids really do create a jingle sound, even when the […]

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Captivated by the Two Medicine Dancers

During this year’s annual Lewis & Clark festival in Great Falls, MT the Two Medicine Dancers  performed twice. Most of the dancers were from the Blackfeet Indian Reservation northwest of Great Falls – right next to the east entrance to Glacier National Park. Several of us went to their first performance at 2pm only to find out […]

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A Visit to the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center

The Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center in Great Falls, MT has been operated by the US Forest Service for the past 13 years. As we drove in to the Center’s parking lot the other day I was very impressed with the landscaping – particularly the beautiful blue flax that was in full bloom. Landscaping surrounding the […]

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