The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

Montana State Park of the Week Anaconda Smoke Stack State Park


September 1, 2021

This week's showcase takes us to Anaconda Smoke Stack State Park, where we see one of the tallest free-standing brick structures in the world; a legacy of the legendary Anaconda Copper Company.

Anaconda Smoke Stack State Park stands on the horizon like an ancient castle. Truly a sight to behold!

It costs the park over $5,000 a year to light the structure and keep airplanes from flying into it. You can help ease this burden by donating to the park today or becoming a sponsor of a featured park email.

The Washoe Smelter was demolished after its closure in 1981. The stack alone, however, rema...

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