The Far West Steaming Past Citadel Rock in
As the mountain boat Far West steams past the navigational
of Citadel Rock, we are reminded of the role played by the rivers of
West. They were the first highways west. Their reflective surfaces
young men to find their fortune. What opportunities lie beyond the next
bend had to be the thoughts of each traveler as they leaned on the
rail of the boiler deck.
The destination of the Far West on this trip is Ft. Benton, Montana.
At one time, this river port was the most inland port in the world,
miles from New Orleans. The Far West is shown steaming past the stately
white cliffs and on to, for many, new beginnings in an uncertain
The Far West is one of the many workhorses that once plied the highways
of our heritage.