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Pompeys Pillar Opens

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BILLINGS, Mont. - Pompeys Pillar is open for the season.

The state park reopened at 9 AM and will close at 6 PM. According to park officials, Pompeys Pillar will be open seven days a week. The manager says exciting events are planned for this summer, including the annual Clark Days celebration on August 2nd and 3rd.

Volunteers say it's important to visit to understand Clark's journey and the history of Yellowstone County.

"As we get older, we need to pass that history on to others and so that's why it's important to continue to learn," said Mike Lamphier, a volunteer.

"I think the really wonderful thing about Pompeys Pillar is it not only tells the story of Clark on the Yellowstone, it also tells a lot about the heritage and culture of Yellowstone County in Montana," said Jeff Kitchens, monument manager. "And so whether you're from here or you're driving through and interested in the history and just the ecology and natural history of the area as well, this is a wonderful place to stop."

Kitchens says the site is looking for volunteers as well. If you would like to assist at Pompeys Pillar, click on Connections.

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