Signs of Anaconda, Montana

Anaconda, Montana is home to the Anaconda Smelter Stack, also known as the Big Stack (for obvious reasons) at the former Washoe smelter.  Standing at 585 feet tall and 87 feet across at the base, the big stack was the world’s largest chimney from 1919, when it was built until 1937, though it still holds the world record for the tallest standing non-steel structure.   photo Anaconda Stacks.jpg

The Big Stack still stands and is visible from nearly all of Anaconda.  The smelter closed in 1980 and demolished in 1981, taking with it 1,500 jobs. In the past 55 years, Anaconda’s population has dwindled by a third.

Top: Bowl!

Row 2:
Lucky Lady Casino,
Wind’s Bakery and Pasties,
BPOE 239

Row 3:
Carmel’s Bar and Grill. As of 2014, it was for sale for $299,900
The former Fuller Drug Co. Building
Travel trailer

Row 4:
Former Gas Station
Peppermint Patty’s Good Food. They’re known for their Pork Chop Sandwiches and gravy fries. Pork Chop Sandwiches are a Montana thing and have to be tried.
Cutone’s Bar/Flying Dragon Restaurant – Built in 1917. Bar appears to be 1930s. The building is over 10,000 feet, and with all fixtures is currently for sale for $295,000. Cutone’s Bar Listing

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