Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Old Lexington Stamp Mill


Old Lexington Stamp Mill and Gardens is located in Butte, Montana. The stamp mill was built in 1867. It's not a stamp mill that makes postage stamps. It's an ore-crushing machine that pounds rock into fine sand. A lovely botanical garden has been developed around it. One of the features is a botanical butterfly, which is a replica of one from an amusement park which had closed down.  It's a rather pretty feature which can be seen from the road as you drive by.

The gardens are open May through October from dawn to dusk. Admission is free.  

6 comments:

  1. It looks absolutely gorgeous! I have never been to Montana before.

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  2. That's a clever way to re-purpose the old site.

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  3. never been to Montana. Now I have another reason to go. Thanks for this post

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  4. Hi Sherry - love the creativity of the butterfly, or flutterby as they are to me. Lots of rockery style plants I guess ... it does look lovely - cheers Hilary

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  5. A clever use of a defunct industrial site. Wish it would happen more!
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  6. I love the recycling of the old site. It's beautiful.

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