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Bigfork, Montana on Flathead Lake 2017

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Old 07-23-2017, 10:05:43 PM
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Default Bigfork, Montana on Flathead Lake 2017

All in a day's drive...

Photo #1. Hydro Power Plant on the Swan River in Bigfork.

Photo #2. The "one car at a time" bridge at the south end of town taking us to the power plant.

Photo #3. Flathead Lake.

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But they don't know a transformer from a transmitter. More of a rant about PCB pollution.

Unfortunately, since 9/11 these places are closed to tourists whereas before they were wide open for a look-see and a few photos. This was the case at the Ouray Hydro and other power plants on other pages on this board.
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The town my Dad grew up in.
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Hey Harry:

Is that you on the paddleboard out there on cold Flathead Lake?
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Default Re: Bigfork, Montana on Flathead Lake

We just got home today from a couple of days @ Bigfork / Swan Lake, the fires just down the road @ Seely Lake are terrible, probably the worst in the country right now, smoke was thick as anything.

Hopefully cooler weather will help the fire crews.

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