Canyon Ferry, MT High 88 Low 49
Last Saturday there was a fishing tournament on the lake. This is just a few of the trucks and boat trailers parked at the boat ramp. This is why Jim doesn’t fish on the week-ends.
Saw this strange RV in Townsend. I got a picture of the license plate and maybe somebody out there can tell me where they are from.
When we went to dinner with Barbara and Ron, Ron asked about the Silos. I didn’t have any answers for him and decided to see what I could find out.
They were built by A. B. Cook, a rancher who raised Hereford cattle at the mouth of Confederate Gulch, which is now under Canyon Ferry Lake. He had the Silos built in close proximity to the stage line from Helena to the Gallatin Valley. They were completed on August 10, 1920 and were used for storing sunflower and corn silage.
One silo cost $1,268 to build and are 42 feet tall and 16 feet in diameter.
Don’t you wonder why this beautiful building has been abandoned? It is located near Winston, MT and was used as a boarding house for miners in the 1880s.
Hard to believe we only have a week and a half left before we leave this area. We are seriously thinking about spending another month here next summer.