It's 2020, but Thinkin' 2021 -The Badger State

March 27, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

I plan to produce a 2021 Head Frames Calendar with all new head frames photos. Here is a view of the Badger State head frame, one of the 2021 calendar candidates.  Resting PrettyResting PrettyThe Badger State, Butte, Montana. March 20, 2020. Operated 1883-1966. Main shaft 4,169 feet deep.

'Resting Pretty' shows the Badger State head frame with the Montana Resources waste dumps in the mid-distance. I had hoped to get a new view of the head frame from the northwest, but I would have had to walk too far down towards the active mining area to catch the head frame as well as the hoist house. This year's photo is similar to those from previous years and is taken from the southwest from a hill behind the mine. The early light made nice shadows, brought out color in the distance, and enhanced detail in the mountains. 

The Badger State operated from 1883 to 1966. The main shaft is 4,169 feet deep.

'Resting Pretty' is a possible 2021 head frames calendar candidate. It has competition though--click the image to see other head frame shots in the 'Montana All Year Round' gallery. Do you have a preference?




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