Cloudy early, then off and on rain showers for the afternoon. High 51F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%..
Partly cloudy this evening followed by increasing clouds with showers developing after midnight. Low 41F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Updated: October 17, 2019 @ 10:51 am
Anaconda may be known more for its huge smoke stack than anything else.
Funace man Matt Tesson pours molten iron into a mold at the Anaconda Foundry Fabrication Company in Anaconda.
Thomas Hekkel, 11, rides his bike to the Club Moderne to see his dad John who owns the art-deco style landmark.
The sign implores visitors to keep their distance from the historic stack.
A golf cart winds through the Old Works Golf Course.
A postal carrier for 41 years in Anaconda, Eddie McCarthy loved his job.
Machinist Sterling Schmidt replaces a broken shaft in an idler wheel at the AFFCO foundry.
Washoe Theater manager Jerry Lussy loves to show off the ornate structure.
Life-long golfer Jim Winter came from Washington state to play the Old Works course.
The AFFCO foundry is a throw back to an earlier time in Anaconda.
"It's an ark," said James Neesmith, left, who with his friend Dean McDowel is building a fishing shack on wheels "To keep up with the fish."
Jack Howser plays shuffleboard at the JFK Bar in downtown Anaconda.
Fay Najjar owns the Marcus Daly Motel with her husband Hassan.
Colin Mehens, right, plays catch with his younger brother Ian at their Park Street home.
Shape cutters Mike Moreno, left, and Mike Yerkich at the AFFCO Foundry.
The colorful Club Moderne.
Hassan Najjar worked for the Anaconda smelter when he first came to Anaconda in 1971. He and his wife Fay bought the Marcus Daly Motel in 1980 after the smelter closed.
About 17,000 people are buried in Anaconda's 5 cemeteries.
The Anaconda Foundry Fabrication Company (AFFCO) employs 82 people.
The majestic entrance to the Hearst Free Library.
A talc silo under construction at the AFFCO Foundry.
Jim Liebetrau started the AFFCO Foundry with two partners after ARCO closed the smelter in 1980.
Steel bands encircle the Anaconda smoke stake to keep the 585-foot structure stable.
The Hearst Free Library boasts as original book of Audubon prints.
Signs in front of an Anaconda home vent the owner's dislike for her neighbor.
The entrance to the Old Works Golf Course.
Eddie McCarthy enjoys his afternoon beer at the Club Moderne.
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