Sunday, July 5, 2009
After a busy 4th and befor the fireworks begin at dark I drove up the hill west and above town to get a look at the hail that had fallen across the Badlands and on NE of Dubois where we heard [later confirmed] that the whole East Fork road system is no more. Quite a cloudburst. Dubois was just on the edge of the storm and I heard from several folks who say hail is still piled up east of Dubois along the hiway 2-3" deep this afternoon.
After a fantastic parade as only a small out of the way little western town can do. Only one horse wreck and fast ending because of a sudden down pour, my pardner, Tom Lucas and I walked across the street for a better look at the bronzes and to get some good pictures of them.
John Phelps bronze. John is best known world wide as the father of Chance Phelps from the recently filmed HBO movie, TAKING CHANCE. An awful way to be remembered. This is a great piece. The cowgirl is actually holding an apple in the one hand behind her back. The bronze is designed in such a way as the public[children]is encouraged to sit on the colt and have their picture taken.