The culmination of six years of hard work and undying faith placed "Our Lady of the
Rockies" standing 90 feet atop the continental divide overlooking the city of Butte.
The project to build the statue began in December of 1979.
People from all walks of life and every religion, worked to pave the way for the
statue, built in the likeness of Mary, Mother of Jesus.
Our lady of the Rockies is entirely nondenominational, and was dedicated to by
workers to woman everywhere, especially to mothers. Volunteers spent many
summer evenings blasting a road to the top of the Rockies. Meanwhile, as the
statue was being constructed, individuals were working to raise needed funds
through various projects. Memorials were and are still a very large part of the
The base of the statue was poured with 400 tons of concrete in September of
1985. December 17, 1985, a Nevada Air National Guard team lifted the statue in
four sections with a CHAR Sikorsky Sky Crane. Supported by the Montana National
Guard, the U.S. Army Reserve from Butte, and teams of civilian workers, the final
head - section was place atop the statue, while thousands watched.
Come and take a tour to visit Our Lady of the Rockies.
The Basic Story