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Only Time Remembers (0308) by WayneBenedet Only Time Remembers (0308) by WayneBenedet
The remains of the bank vault from Pilot Mount.

The rise to the right of this structure has been guiding people for centuries. Today, known as Pilot Mount, it rises 116 feet above the prairie.

For centuries is has provided a directional guide to the people of the area and especially to the early settlers as they moved across virgin prairie. In 1854, the Sioux Indians took their last stand on British Territory in a battle against buffalo hunters along its slopes. It has even served as a political platform when Sir John A. MacDonald addressed a rally from the crest.

Today, the mound provides a familiar landmark to all who venture west.

The structure in the picture is all that remains of the bank vault. The town of Pilot Mound was originally located on this site, but moved when the railroad went through a few miles south.


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BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh that's so beautiful!
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zootnik Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
Cool...I love the history you tell
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
Thanks, sometimes the history is available but often it is just impossible to get anything.
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asaph70 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
I wonder how many people with metal detectors have gone through hoping to find that last coin. Awesome photo an interesting story 
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
I have no way of knowing that, but I doubt many have been there because it is somewhat off the beaten track.
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Photoninja Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional Photographer
I like the way the lone tree seems to be there as a sentry for the vault.
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ancoben Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Very interesting
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erene Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
I like the composition, one lonely tree and one abandoned home!
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Thanks
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erene Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
My pleasure :)
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