Our Lady of the Rockies is a 90-foot tall statue that sits on top of the Continental Divide near Butte. In December of 1985, the Montana National Guard, the Army Reserve, and teams of civilian workers worked together to place the 51-ton statue on top of the mountain. The project was conceived in December of 1979, when Bob O’Bill promised the Virgin Mary that he would build a shrine to her if his wife was cured of cancer. O’Bill’s wife fully recovered from her cancer, and O’Bill’s promise became a community-wide project to honor mothers everywhere. For nearly 6 years, the community of Butte and volunteers constructed the statue, made roads, and raised funds to construct and maintain Our Lady.

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