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Mouat Mine, Montana: 1942

Mouat Mine, Montana: 1942

August 1942. Stillwater County, Montana. "Development at the site of the mill for the Mouat Chromite mine. Mouat was recently constructed at the foot of one of the higher peaks in Stillwater County." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information. Library of Congress. View full size.


Direct link?

Dave, do you know if there's a way to create a direct link to the Google Earth "view" that you create on your own screen (elevation, angle, etc.) so people could go directly to the image?

[Hmm. Not that I can see. - Dave]

Mouat Mine Today

It looks like the buildings gave way to a holding pond over the years.

[Thanks thxdave for these great photos. Click to enlarge. - Dave]

Still there, still functioning

Note text and picture at lower left, here:

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