"Steel Sentinels"
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Posted by David Schott (+15171) 4 years ago
A friend sent me these photos. With their permission I am sharing them here. Muchas gracias to them for letting me post these.

These sculptures by artist Jim Dolan are on display on Fort Keogh land near the west I-94 interchange in Miles City. They are on display temporarily and may be removed as soon as June 2016.

Hoping everyone has a great Bucking Horse Sale 2016!

Steel Sentinels, Fort Keogh
Steel Sentinels, Fort Keogh
Steel Sentinels, Fort Keogh
Steel Sentinels, Fort Keogh
Steel Sentinels, Fort Keogh
Steel Sentinels, Fort Keogh
Steel Sentinels, Fort Keogh
Steel Sentinels, Fort Keogh
Steel Sentinels, Fort Keogh
Steel Sentinels, Fort Keogh
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Posted by MRH (+1456) 4 years ago
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14301) 4 years ago
I love this display and want to see it stay in . Short of me winning Powerball, where I would just buy and donate it... A couple of ideas on fund raising:

-a gofundme account so out of towners can contribute. Tell the story. I believe there is drone footage of the display. Do the same thing here that was done with the video the other day on downtown. Promote the gofundme throughout the state.

-how about a competition between classes for the All 70s' reunion, which class and/or school can raise the most money. Can SHHS raise more than CCDHS? Maybe the horses could be used for class photos. (I know there is a time-frame here that may not work out)

-Is it possible to get a Historical Point of Interest at the location which could talk about the Ft. Keogh and its importance to the community, Custer Trail over to Hardin, etc. I am envisioning a point to get off of the Interstate. Set it up as a photo point. Put a donation box up. I know there is some bureaucracy to overcome in a short timeframe, but I think if people come together we can make this happen.

Just a few ideas. I have seen how Miles City can come together to make things happen. I have no doubt we can get the herd to stay.
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Posted by M T Zook (+511) 4 years ago
I haven't heard about this. How much money is the group trying to raise to buy the sculptures?
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Posted by moos (+64) 4 years ago
At a price tag of 27 k for 1 (one!) similar horse by Dolan (article link - FARM SHOW - Horse Made From Chain Links https://www.farmshow.com/...?aid=2157I)
I question if that amount of money were raised, wouldnt it be more worthwhile to use for improvement of the community of miles city as a whole; rather than spent buying art for the enjoyment of the drive by / drive thru out of towners traveling on the interstate?
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Posted by David Schott (+15171) 4 years ago
The chain link horse (which is very cool and impressive) appears to be quite a bit more elaborate and time consuming to make than the horses currently on display in Miles City. Hopefully the "Tongue River Herd" horses aren't $27K each.

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Posted by Tim Wagoner (+756) 4 years ago
I would love to see them stay, but if they do, I think the visual would be better if they sank the base into the ground so the horses looked like they are standing on the ground.

It would be nice if the owner would throw out a cost for the sentinels. That would show if they are even affordable, and if so, give a goal to reach.
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Posted by rhshilling (+85) 4 years ago
There was a brunch / meet and greet with the artists that are currently on display at the Water Works Museum and the "Steel Sentinels" artist. The main focus of this brunch was as a fundraiser to try to get the horses to stay in Miles City. The brunch was $20 a ticket. The food and music was great and Mr. Dolan gave an nice presentation of horse culture and why he decided to create the "Steel Sentinels."
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+10309) 4 years ago
That's Rusty, the mascot of the Museum of the Rockies. The price of the "local" herd is known but the supporters are worried people will balk at the cost and are playing it close to the chest for the very reason expressed here. It is less than $27,000 each but it's not cheap.
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Posted by MRH (+1456) 4 years ago
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rhshilling wrote:
There was a brunch / meet and greet with the artists that are currently on display at the Water Works Museum and the "Steel Sentinels" artist. The main focus of this brunch was as a fundraiser to try to get the horses to stay in Miles City. The brunch was $20 a ticket. The food and music was great and Mr. Dolan gave an nice presentation of horse culture and why he decided to create the "Steel Sentinels."


Correct me if I am wrong, but the Sunday Brunch is one of the main fund raisers for the Waterworks Art Museum, and this year the artist and horse were simply on hand for the event.
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Posted by rhshilling (+85) 4 years ago
I was under the impression it was for the horses, but if it was for the Museum then that was fine with me too.
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Posted by ZZZzz (-558) 4 years ago
So half a million and who is going to feef and water them? This aint no Enchanted Highway. Take a picture and buy two iron nags Put up a billboard make a postcard put one downtown by the bison so people can try to ride it and one at the rangeriders. How long before someone steals one. Think about it. Half a million. Plus feed water and hay and someone will have to go out and oil them
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