Journal of A New Nation's Journey West
August 28 - September 5, 2005

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Great Falls, MT -- The day began with a light rain. We visited the sites of two more waterfalls (now dams) and then went on to Giant Springs, still bubbling away as Clark described it 200 years ago. From the spring we walked to the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, where we helped the intrepid explorers haul their heavy canoes up the slope out of the river to begin their 18 mile portage. ok

This is one of the finest interpretive centers, of all kinds, in the land. It has wonderful three dimensional displays, interactive exhibits, movies, and a great array of live presentations about the expedition and early living skills. Here's Don making rope out of dogbane.

The afternoon brought us to the C.M. Russell Museum, studio and home. A delightful visit and a little bit of fun with the bronze buffalo.

 

 

Our final stop of the day had us gazing at a wonderful statue on the visitor center and overlook above the town. This is by Montana sculptor Bob Scriver. Around the statue are the names of all members of the expedition.

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