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It's a Shorpy Road Trip Weekend! To kick things off we have "Great Falls, Montana. Return after 3 wks Vacation. June 27, 1964," a 35mm Kodachrome transparency from a box of vacation slides I found on eBay. Originally posted 6-11-2007, and ready again for its moment in the sun. View full size.