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  MONTANA'S BUILDING - The elk which stood so conspicuously over the portal of Montana was nine feet high, and its antlers measured ten feet across. This structure measured one hundred and thirteen feet in width, and was sixty-two feet deep. It stood beside and east of Utah, next to the fanciful log cabin of Idaho, on the northernmost avenue of the park. It was designed by Galbraith & Fuller, architects, of Livingston, Montana, and copied the methods of the Romans, with arches, pediments, pillars and balustrades in the ancient Italian style. The inscription on the left, as seen in the engraving, is in Spanish, "Gold and Silver." The reception rooms on each side of the central arch and lobby were handsomely furnished and hung with double curtains, where the ladies of the new-born State might hold their assemblages with as much pride as their sisters of the oldest commonwealths of New England, across the avenue. The lobby was twenty-two feet square, and supported the glass dome which is here seen. This dome was thirty-eight feet high. Under this dome, on eight panels of pine, were recorded the principal historical events in the records of the people. There was a banquet hall, fifty-two by forty feet in area, and the gallery in which were displayed exhibits that had not been entered in the State's pavilion elsewhere on the grounds. The painters of the commonwealth, like those of Washington and other Western States, here displayed their art, and the mineral showing was what might be expected of Montana.
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