The Great Falls of Great Falls (and other Montana pictures)

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by TwistedSerpent, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. TwistedSerpent

    TwistedSerpent Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2010
    Thought I might share, these are the same falls that Lewis and Clark ran into in June of 1805, taking them a month to get around those 18 miles.

    I agree though it would be much more impressive had that darn dam not been built into it, but still its a neat bit of history.

    The Missouri after the falls


    Water levels are very high here right now




    And some more of the land around the river





  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Very pretty! [​IMG]
  3. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    I love the 6th picture! It's so pretty. It's now my background XD
  4. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    They are supposedly letting more water out/over the dam now too...something to do with salmon or sturgeon recovery?
  5. morlan75

    morlan75 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 16, 2010
    WOW! Stunning photo's [​IMG]
  6. TwistedSerpent

    TwistedSerpent Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2010
    Quote:Yes, thats what I heard too, to help the stugeons out
  7. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    Thank you so much, tis lovely indeed to see pics from over the Pond... stunning landscapes!
  8. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

    Jun 8, 2008
    NE Michigan
    Love the prairie pics, I can't help but think "Good pasture" lol
  9. JetBlack

    JetBlack Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2010
    Coeur d'Alene, ID
    They are doing it at the Grand Coulée as well. Water's actually flowing over the top of the dam, which is creepy. It seems like something someone would show while narrating,

    "This is what the dam looked like just before [fill in the blank]".

    ^ There's the video.
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2010
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    I just don't get how they took a month to cover 18 miles.....surely they went by boat! Unless the falls was toooo steep, taking down supplies back and forth by foot at the bottom of the falls, they could have gotten it down in a few days. I do not remember how many people were on the crew but it could not have been more than 20-25 people. I know that there were probably a couple of tons of trading, food and important supplies to carry down.

    I am trying to visualize in what they would have traveled. If it was only one fall, I am not sure why they would go even further down.

    Beautiful pictures! I can not remember if Lewis and Clark met Sacajawea at the Great Falls along with her husband, Charbonneau and her infant son, Pompy.

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