The Electric City

Great Falls, Mont., is named for the five waterfalls on the Missouri River that took Lewis and Clark 31 days to portage around on their way west in 1805. Each of those falls now has a hydroelectric dam and Great Falls’ nickname is thus the Electric City.

I had a speaking engagement recently in Great Falls, which ended just after sunset so I hustled down to the river and found this bridge over the Missouri at Ninth Street North. The following morning, I had to leave early to get to an assignment in Helena, but couldn’t resist stopping to photograph some early-morning fog along the way.


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