Glacier National Park
Reynolds Mountain, Glacier National Park, photographed in June 2012, by
Dr. Junhaku Miyamoto
The state of Montana contains numerous mountain ranges of the Rocky Mountains.
This geographical fact
is reflected in the state's name, derived from the Spanish word mountain.
A population density is the
third lowest in the United States. Millions of tourists annually visit
Glacier National Park. Three of the five
entrances to Yellowstone National Park is located within the state boundary
Glacier National Park, photographed in July 1962, by Dr. Junhaku Miyamoto
Source: University of Texas Libraries
Weeping Wall, Glacier National Park, Montana ( Photo by U.S. National Park
(L) A hoary marmot did not want to move from the warming space underneath
the writer's car.
(R) Climbing a mountain road, 'Going-to-the-sun road'
Both pictures picture were taken on the 'Going-to-the-sun road', to the
Logan Pass, Glacier National Park,
in 1962, by Dr. Junhaku Miyamoto.
Mount Reynolds, Glacier National Park and the vehicle permit paper to enter
the national park.
Both were photographed in July 1962, by Dr. Junhaku Miyamoto.
St Mary Lake, Glacier National Park, which was photographed in July, 1962, by Dr. Junhaku Miyamoto.
(L) A wild flower in the Rogan Pass, Glacier National Park
(R) Mountain ranges in Glacier National Park. Both were photographed in
July 1962, by Dr. Junhaku Miyamoto.
Glacier National Park 2012
Smoking Control in Midwestern US
Montana, which has served as Marlboro Country in advertisements, banned
smoking in all public buildings.
Wayne McLaren, an actor sponsored by a tobacco company, died at age of
51 from a lung cancer.
The word he left before the time of death is:
'Take care of the children. Tobacco will kill you. I'm the living proof
A depicting rugged cowboy puffing on cigarettes while riding a fence line,
is about to outlaw smoking
just about everywhere but the great outdoors. The state-wide ban will apply
to nearly all enclosed
places open to the public, including restaurants, stores, office buildings,
schools and public transportation,
starting October 2005. The law exempted 1,700 bars until September of 2009.
Source: April 8, 2005. New York Times and others
Few smoking violations reported to the State Officials.
To comply with the ordinance to prohibit smoking in a public place, the
sole exception, which was applied
to a bar and casino was expired, and Montana became the smoke-free state.
The only thing failed
to include in the ordinance would be the smoking restriction in the area
around the entrance and windows
of the buildings.
According to the state health officials, only a few cases violating the
state ban during the one week period
after the strict smoking ban came into effect to bars and casinos. Businesses
that violate the ban receive
an educational letter after a first offense. A second offense brings a
warning, while third, fourth and fifth
offenses result in penalty of $100, $200 and $500 fines, respectively.
About 16 percent of Montanans are smokers, compared with 20 percent of
Americans overall. The Quit Line
offers free counseling and nicotine replacement products. It is so predicted
that the Quit Line might get
busier as the weather turns colder and smokers no longer want to stand
outside. The Montana winter will
help a man to quit smoking.
Reference: The Billings Gazette
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The article was written in September 2008, and photographs were taken
in July 1962 and June 2012, by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.