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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 27, July 2, 2006, Article 47

MONTANA QUARTER TO FEATURE BISON SKULL

Just when you thought there were enough U.S. coin designs featuring
bison, along comes another, of sorts.  "The Montana quarter will
feature a bison skull, first popularized by artist Charlie Russell,
flanked by the image of mountains smoothing into the high plains
and the words “Big Sky Country.”

"The governor's office received hundreds of ideas from throughout
the state, Elliott said. Most dealt with the state's natural beauty
in some way, although a few were funny and some a bit profane.

One featured a knobby-tired, three-wheeled all-terrain vehicle
charging up a mountain. Another featured a Pork Chop John sandwich
- a breaded, fried pork sirloin on a bun invented in Butte by John
Burklund in 1924."

"The other designs included: a scene of a river winding out of the
mountains, a massive bull elk standing on the prairie beneath the
mountains, and the outline of the state of Montana with the sun
rising over the prairie."

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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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