Sculpture: cast bronze; Base: red sandstone on concrete slab; Bison skulls: bronze
First Bank of Great Falls 300 Central Avenue Great Falls Montana 59401
1986. Copyrighted 1986. Dedicated Nov. 15, 1986
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Montana survey, 1996.
Image on file.
Great Falls Tribune, Nov. 16, 1986, pg. 1-B.
(At bottom of sculpture:) (copyright symbol) Buckeye Blake 86 (On plaque on base:) KID RUSSELL & MONTE/CIRCA 1889/BY BUCKEYE BLAKE/SPONSORED AND FINANCED BY/D. A. DAVIDSON & CO./1986/ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE OF GREAT FALLS signed
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Life-size figures of Charles M. Russell and his horse, Monte stand on a square base which is adorned on two sides with bison skulls. Russell wears a striped waistcoat, hat, boots and sash. He leans against Monte, with his proper left arm around the horse's neck. He holds a cigarette in his proper right hand. Monte's head is turned towards Russell.