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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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undauntedifly Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student Writer
Gorgeous shot, as always, Wayne :)
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
thanks Sarai
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BadCowboy69 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty neat!
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
:)
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BadCowboy69 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the story behind it too.
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inObrAS Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Wonderful shot! :clap:
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Thanks Andrey
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inObrAS Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
:handshake: Wayne!
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crazygardener Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Amazing!!! 
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Thanks Dave.
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crazygardener Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
your so welcome Wayne 
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing history.. beautiful photo wayne
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Thanks David.

It is an interesting town.  My directions get all messed up when I am in this area.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
good you got the mount for reference!
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
lol... one woud think that would help, but its the roads that change direction. I literally have to concentrate on my directions or I get screwed up.  This is one of the few places where that happens.  Usually I know exactly where the cardinal directions are.  But not here.  weird...lol
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Its a Prairie vortex.. designed to make roaming photographers disappear without a negative hehehe
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
lol.. hmmmm... Prairie VORTEX.... sounds like a title to me. :D
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL there ya go
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ChairJ Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
If those walls could talk...
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
lol... many of us have the same thoughts Jim.
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glunac Featured By Owner May 1, 2014   General Artist
Fantastic clarity & colors. Love the golden ochers reflected in the grass, tree & the rock vault.
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Thanks Gloria.me too.
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Sophia-Christina Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Beautiful ..title reminds me of Casablanca..."You must remember this, a kiss is still a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh, as time goes by" I used to have the sheet music to the song printed well before the movie in 1934 or 35 :) You help us remember as time goes by. =D
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
:)  thanks Sophia
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Sophia-Christina Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
You are welcome Wayne! :)
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delarosadylan Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
wow really good picture can you tell me where did you take it if you don't mind 
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
manitoba
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delarosadylan Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
thanks
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