Monday, July 27, 2009


At the Billings, MT visitor's center (Chamber of Commerce) is this momument to the Great Montana Centennial Cattle Drive. This cattle drive started in Roundup, MT and ended near the Yellowstone River in September of 1989. This is a tribute to all past, present, future, and wanna-be cowboys.

Fun Facts:
Billlings is 3,126 feet above seal level and has an average annual precipitation of 15 inches which includes 60 inches of snowfall.
The world's first Kampgrounds of America (KOA) began here in 1962 and is still headquartered here.
Calamity Jane earned a living driving a stagecoach and selling backed goods near Billings. She was notorious for smoking cigars, drinking and wearing men's clothing.
The sandstone rimrock cliffs surrounding Billings rise 400 feet above the Yellowstone River Valley. They were created by the inland sea millions of years ago.
Charles Lindbergh lived her and performed as a barnstorming aviator before his famous nonstop flight from New York to Park.
From atop the rugged rimrocks that border Billings, seven mountain ranges can be seen: Pryor, Big Horn, Bull, Snowy, Crazy, Absaroka and Beartooth.

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