Rod Benson presented a "Readers Digest Version" of Blaine County's geology


February 14, 2024

This photo taken by Rod Benson with his drone helps give some perspective to the size of the top of Snake Butte southwest of Harlem. Note at the left edge of the photo the printed notation "me." That's Rod standing at the top edge of the columns that make up part of the upper rim of Snake Butte. Benson uses the drone to help illustrate his points about geological formations and land forms.

Rod Benson, who grew up in Harlem, was the third presenter in the Blaine County Museum's 2023/24 Off-Season Speaker Series. Benson was a high school science teacher in Helena for 37 years and retired in the spring of 2019. December of that year he began teaching science and coaching archery at Hays-Lodge Pole High School. He said he will be "re-retiring" this spring. The Off-Season Speakers Series is co-hosted by the Blaine County Museum and the Chinook Senior Center.

Benson presented on the geology of Blaine County. Using audio-visuals, photos of local areas and his own drone footage Rod show...

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