Spotted Eagle on an October day
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Posted by MRH (+1480) 7 years ago
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Posted by jah (+147) 7 years ago
A super cool picture
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Posted by Amorette F. Allison (+1910) 7 years ago
Pity eastern Montana is so drab and ugly. (SARCASM FONT NEEDED)

That is lovely. We have been having an actual fall this year and I am so enjoying it.
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Posted by Marty Scheid (+229) 7 years ago
Don't post pictures like this!!

Last thing we need is any more California tourists seeing how beautiful Southeastern Montana is.
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Posted by MRH (+1480) 7 years ago
Thanks folks, glad you enjoyed the photo. Yes, Eastern Montana has its moments!!
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Posted by Tim Wagoner (+765) 7 years ago
Stole it for a background...
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4454) 7 years ago
Very nice pic. Makes me want to get a line in.
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Posted by MRH (+1480) 7 years ago
Saturday Morning

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Posted by ungyded (+43) 7 years ago
my favorite little spot,
rural powder river county, Montana.


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Posted by ungyded (+43) 7 years ago
most folks see this county by driving down the highway.....they never see the real beauty....



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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14728) 7 years ago
AWESOME PHOTOS!
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Posted by ungyded (+43) 7 years ago
aquaman attempting to ford the powder river in a chevy.....he was not successful.



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Posted by Hal Neumann (+9743) 7 years ago
Great photos. Thanks for sharing.
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Posted by Elizabeth Emilsson (+790) 7 years ago
Amen!
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Posted by MRH (+1480) 7 years ago
Sunset on a cloudy day at Spotted Eagle
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14728) 7 years ago
MRH: That is a stunningly beautiful picture.

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[This message has been edited by Richard Bonine, Jr. (10/21/2013)]
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Posted by MRH (+1480) 7 years ago
Thanks Richard. I decided to just drive out and wait this evening to see if the sun would show up at sunset. Guess what, it did!
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Posted by Amorette F. Allison (+1910) 7 years ago
We have been having an actual autumn. Leaves are turning, geese are flying overhead, and it hasn't dumped a load of snow on anything. I am enjoying it. We so rarely get fall. Usually, we get a few hours one afternoon between summer and winter.
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Posted by Crapduck Lives! (+161) 7 years ago
Beautiful photos, MR.H. I took several like these before I left and, like the admirer above, used them as the wallpaper on my computer. How are the trails holding up out there?
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Posted by Elizabeth Emilsson (+790) 7 years ago
We just spent a wonderful weekend in Miles City an took a drive out to Spotted Eagle yesterday. The colors were glorious. I am so impressed wit all the improvements out there. We also went to the Pumpkin Patch off Sunset Drive and the Tongue River Winery. The decorations for the fall festival were better than ever. Last night went to the Democrat's Oktoberfest at the VFW . The brats, sauerkraut and hot German potato salad prepared by Susan Galbraith were superb. Finally we enjoyed pumpkin ice cream at the art auction at the pumping Plant. I really miss and love Miles City. It was hard to come back to Denver today.
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Posted by Dorothea Dyba Sturges (+50) 7 years ago
Southeastern Montana is beautiful, and I've always thought it was the prettiest part of the state....after all, a mountain is a mountain is a mountain.....you can find them anywhere in the west! But the Yellowstone Hills, the Pine Hills and the valley where Miles City sits is beauty at its best.....The Sacramento Valley looks much like it, with the Coast Range, the Sierras and then the valley.....looks a lot like home, which is why I love it, too.... Spotted Eagle Lake was not there when I lived in Miles City....what gorgeous pictures!
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Posted by Tim Wagoner (+765) 7 years ago
Was the Interstate in place when you lived here. I have always thought, or been told, that they dug it while building the Interstate.

I can remember as a child going to Billings on the old highway, crossing under the bridge in Forsyth, next to the trains, and somewhere before Hysham Hills entering the Interstate. That would be in the early 70's. I have no memories of Spotted Eagle at that time, but then I was young, 6 or 7 I believe.
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Posted by Amorette F. Allison (+1910) 7 years ago
Yes, Spotted Eagle lake is the gravel pit left by construction of the interstate in 1964. It filled up with water and a few folks were using it as their private swimmin' hole for a few years, then someone promotion-minded got wind of it and whoo-ee, here we are.
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Posted by Dorothea Dyba Sturges (+50) 7 years ago
No, the freeway was not there when I grew up in Miles City. Spotted Eagle lake now sits I believe, where the Cheyennes camped every summer. They came up from Lame Deer, I think, and stayed for the summer. You could see their tepees from City Park ( where the water towers are)., and the the women liked to bing their children to Foster's Drug for ice cream cones. They were part of Miles City every summer! Naming the lake, Spotted Eagle, was certainly appropriate.
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Posted by Nancy W. (+117) 7 years ago
I also remember seeing the Cheyenne in the early 60's. I feel I recall teepees west of the golf course near the river. I recall seeing the Cheyenne on Main wrapped in blankets. There was also a Cheyenne who was at the gas station across from the old post office in the side lot. He free handed beautiful paintings and sold them on the spot. We had 2 in the family. I am curious why the Cheyenne left Lame Deer for the summer. Seems like the same weather to me...
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Posted by Dorothea Dyba Sturges (+50) 7 years ago
Nancy, you are correct about the Cheyenne tepees near the Tongue River, and seeing them on Main Street wrapped in blankets...as kids we always wondered how they stood the summer heat with them on! Why they came to Miles City every summer? Maybe it was their idea of a vacation get-away!! Things were green and shady, and it was a change of scenery, and they bothered no one, so they were welcome. One, named "Sofie Wooden Leg", came down Knight St. in her Connastoga wagon to visit with my Mother every time she was in Miles City, and as she was elderly, and actually had a wooden leg, her trips became fewer and fewer. On her last visit he brought my Mother a pair of hand beaded moccasins as a gift...... My mother was very touched, as she simply thought of Sofie as a mother herself, and there was a common bond between them.....
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+9743) 7 years ago
Sunrise 11-06-13.


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