The Bureau of Land Management is taking comments on a proposal to keep Pompeys Pillar 30 miles east of Billings intact. The sandstone landmark where William Clark cared his initials on July 25th 1806 is cracked and deteriorating. The Yellowstone River flows past Pompeys Pillar in 2016. The historic site which was granted National Historic Landmark status in 1965 has long held significance for Native American tribes who used it as a cultural site and landmark for travels. About 30,000 visitors a year come to see Pompeys Pillar.
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