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Baby Mountain Goat

Baby Mountain Goat

Juvenile mountain goat at Glacier National Park, MT

Mission Accomplished

St. Ignatius Mission Church, Art, Mural, Interior

It’s not surprising to learn that the St. Ignatius Mission, located on Montana’s Flathead Indian Reservation, is included in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Or unusual that the reason for its listing is the 58 stunning murals that adorn the mission’s walls and ceiling. What is uncommon, though, is Brother Joseph Carignano: the untrained amateur artist employed at the mission as a handyman and cook who painted them all in his spare time.

St. Ignatius Mission Murals, Art, Paintings, Interior

A Crown Fit for a Continent

Glacier National Park Mountains Landscape

It is often called the “Crown of the Continent,” and for good reason too. With vaulting granite peaks soaring two miles high and ice carved valleys bejeweled by 762 lakes that sparkle like diamonds and sapphires in the mid-day sun, Glacier National Park is every bit a crown fit for a continent.

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Another Great State Capitol

Montana State Capitol Staircase, Stained Glass

This time in Helena, Montana.

Built in the traditional neoclassical style, this building’s elaborate use of stained glass gives the interior a very different feel than other state capitols we’ve visited.

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