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September 18, Day 13, in Great Falls, MT


Crooked Falls......................................Rainbow Dam


Giant Spring.................................................Rainbow Trout Show Pond


Bill blows the horn........................... and we move on to the next site


I think this diorama is the best exhibit in the country---the Corps of Discovery hauling their canoe on wheels up from th river to make an 18 mile portage. I always like to provide them with a little help.


At the Marias river June 3, 2005

Amy's Journal

Day 13, Friday, September 18, 2009 in Great Falls, MT
George Dean gave a commentary today on the Missouri River waterfalls. We saw the Great Falls yesterday, described by Lewis as ôSublimely Grande." Today we proceeded to Crooked Falls, Horseshoe Falls, Rainbow Falls, and submerged Colter Falls, and Black Eagle Falls. The whole drop is 400 feet -- the reason for 5 hydroelectric dams. We then stopped at the beautiful giant Springs State Park. The sound of the Springs water rushing over the rocks was exciting to hear -- imagine what Lewis and Clark heard with the Missouri Falls before the dams. 

Our visit to the Great Falls interpretive site was special: a Ken Burns film on the L&C journey and one Missouri portage. A diorama of the crew hauling the heavy loaded canoe up a steep hill was awesome. Many exhibits kept us fascinated. We were treated with great Chimi-Changas at lunch by Donny Johnson and his Clark and Louis Catering Co...

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  Sept. 18 - Great Falls, Giant Spring & Interpretive Center

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