Population: Approximately 6,500. County seat of Anaconda-Deer Lodge County. Runner-up to Helena as the 1894 choice to serve as the capital of Montana.
ANACONDA – We don’t think Eddie McCarthy can get in trouble telling this story, seeing as how he’s been retired for nearly 30 years.
Anaconda may be known more for its huge smoke stack than anything else.
Furnace man Matt Tesson pours molten iron into a mold at the Anaconda Foundry Fabrication Co. 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.
The majestic entrance to the Hearst Free Library.