Day 103

Veterans memorial

July 7th, 2010


  1. Glenda says:

    Circle has one of the best muesum’s in the state – ask arround in the moring and i’m sure they will find the current curator to open up the muesum for you.

  2. Karen Too says:

    I don’t know about the museum, but that has to be the weirdest Veterans Memorial that I have ever seen.

    • Karen Too says:

      I meant no disrespect; my comment was about the juxtaposition of the objects around the memorial.

  3. Is that Jesus back there? Looks like some shepards from Jesus’ day behind the dinosaurs. And I don’t think he needs to wait for a museum to open cause this ones out in the open! All kinds of weird stuff going on here all at once. Palm trees, shepards, dinosaurs, rusted out machinery, war memorial, all sorts of things. Wonder what the deal is with all this. Or is this the land of misfits?

    • Yeosaph Ferguson says:

      Weird indeed. Must have been designed by someone on Meth, or else it’s honoring the vets of some prehistoric war. Either way, I like it. You don’t see that everyday.

    • Jeff says:

      It is more rural then most of us are used to….so instead of seeing this “stuff” over a 10 mile drive through the burbs – you get it all in One Shot. Does that make sense? I think maybe that is the deal. Just a thought

    • Candice in Alabama says:

      I believe those are Native Americans – not Jesus – next to a tepee (teepee/tipi/).

  4. Forgot to mention but that is a very nice war memorial stone. I looked at it up close on the flikr page and you can read it clearly there. Very nice that they dedicated it to all parts of the services for all time. Salute!

  5. Glenda says:

    He’s only captured a 1/4 of whats outside arround and near the memorial. There is more history of the pioneers and of beast and fowl than what you see in the picture. I know there is many items of past agricultural history (not shown), and old school house, and an old church that you do not see along with what is in the buildings you don’t see. Dorinda – I suggest you take a trip to Circle sometime you’ld be quite surprised at what real history you’ld learn. I’m sorry you feel that its the land of the misfits – be it as you see it through the few pictures he is posting.

    • Glenda,
      I did not mean that your state or this town is the land of misfits and I certainly didn’t mean any disrespect. It was a play on “Santa Claus” story where the misfit toys were left in the north pole because no one wanted them. Turns out they went to very special children and became cherished toys. I just mean by that that this picture looked like the land of misfits because of all the different things there that don’t look like they all go together. I hope you understand this as it’s hard to write it out what I think in my head.
      Now that you have given me and the rest of us history on this place it’s still a little kooky but kooky in a good way. Orville is quite a talented man to be able to sculpture those dinosaurs. That takes some work and talent for sure. All the rest of the mismatched items, through your explanations make some sense. True, we can’t see the whole picture here as there is only so much room in his pictures to show things. I would love to come to Montana some day. I’ve been to many of the eastern states so more western states would be fantastic. This is at least a small snip it of what it’s like out there, which is magnificent!

    • CHUCK U. FARLEY says:

      Glenda, thanks for all of your insight concerning the things that Matthew has photographed in this part of Montana, it makes me want to explore it even more for myself. You and people like you are what make this site even more interesting… Keep your knowledge coming… Thank You…

  6. Jeff says:

    Amen to the war memorial. Every town should have one and it should be respected – mostly by those that did not serve but were protected by those that did. May I say thanks to those that did.

  7. Saun in Ohio says:

    I think this is just strange. I understand the war memorial but the rest of it is just weird….

  8. Candice in Alabama says:

    Looks like Circle, Montana is paying homage to ALL their heritage.

  9. Craig from Iowa says:

    The extinct ones gaze at a machine that symbolizes mankind’s illness.

    • Yeosaph Ferguson says:

      Yes, Craig, your take strikes me as most reasonable explanation for the weird juxtapositions.

  10. Joan says:

    Circle… population 644… salute!!!

  11. katzien in austin says:

    Interesting yard art. My heartfelt salute to those honored by the memorial.

  12. carol says:

    Glenda, Thank you so much for clarification regarding the remarks made by Dorinda, about the photo. As we all know ( or should know ) not everything is included in its entirety. There are always surroundings and stories that are not able to be seen or told. I think that you live in a land of beauty and integrity. Be proud of the unique blessings and behold the beauty.

  13. Mike Weepie says:

    A touching tribute to all the T-Rex’s and brontosauri who gave their lives fighting for this country.

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