Surprising Montana: See glaciers before they vanish, discover Chinese history in Butte

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Surprising Montana: See glaciers before they vanish, discover Chinese history in Butte

Grinnell Glacier at the turnaround point of an 11-mile round-trip hike in Glacier National Park in Montana. According to the National Park Service, the park’s glacial ice sheets are a fraction of the size they were 100 years ago, and they are melting so fast they will all be gone by 2030.
A display at the Mai Wah Museum in Butte, Montana. The museum tells the story of Butte’s Chinese community, 2,000 strong at its height in Butte’s mining boomtown heyday in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The museum is housed in buildings that were part of Butte’s Chinatown.
A mountain peak is seen behind tall trees in Glacier National Park in Montana. The National Park Service says that the park’s glaciers are melting fast and will have disappeared by the year 2030.
The park at Big Hole National Battlefield in Wisdom, Montana, tells the story of how the U.S. Cavalry chased the Nez Perce tribe in a running battle over 1,500 miles. The tribe camped here by a river and was massacred by soldiers who fired into tipis as they slept.
The exterior of the Mai Wah Museum in Butte, Montana. The museum tells the story of Butte’s Chinese community, 2,000 strong at its height during Butte’s mining boomtown heyday in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The museum is housed in buildings that were part of Butte’s Chinatown.
The 34-room Copper King Mansion, built in the 1880s in Butte, Montana, by William A. Clark, one of the richest men of his time.
A view from the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park in Montana. Much of the road was closed late in the summer of 2017 because of wildfires. Fortunately, the massive park offers many options for sightseeing, hiking and recreation.
Hikers on the Hidden Lake Trail in Glacier National Park in Montana. The trail takes visitors through a broad alpine valley toward a backdrop of towering mountains.

Surprising Montana: See glaciers before they vanish, discover Chinese history in Butte

Grinnell Glacier at the turnaround point of an 11-mile round-trip hike in Glacier National Park in Montana. According to the National Park Service, the park’s glacial ice sheets are a fraction of the size they were 100 years ago, and they are melting so fast they will all be gone by 2030.
A display at the Mai Wah Museum in Butte, Montana. The museum tells the story of Butte’s Chinese community, 2,000 strong at its height in Butte’s mining boomtown heyday in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The museum is housed in buildings that were part of Butte’s Chinatown.
A mountain peak is seen behind tall trees in Glacier National Park in Montana. The National Park Service says that the park’s glaciers are melting fast and will have disappeared by the year 2030.
The park at Big Hole National Battlefield in Wisdom, Montana, tells the story of how the U.S. Cavalry chased the Nez Perce tribe in a running battle over 1,500 miles. The tribe camped here by a river and was massacred by soldiers who fired into tipis as they slept.
The exterior of the Mai Wah Museum in Butte, Montana. The museum tells the story of Butte’s Chinese community, 2,000 strong at its height during Butte’s mining boomtown heyday in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The museum is housed in buildings that were part of Butte’s Chinatown.
The 34-room Copper King Mansion, built in the 1880s in Butte, Montana, by William A. Clark, one of the richest men of his time.
A view from the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park in Montana. Much of the road was closed late in the summer of 2017 because of wildfires. Fortunately, the massive park offers many options for sightseeing, hiking and recreation.
Hikers on the Hidden Lake Trail in Glacier National Park in Montana. The trail takes visitors through a broad alpine valley toward a backdrop of towering mountains.
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