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Stone age to space age shelters, Roundup, MT has both (Part 2)

I wrote about the rock houses outside Roundup, Montana in Part 1 of this two-part series. But the first building that really caught my eye in town was the "blue dome-shaped building" that sits on the south side of US 87 just before the highway curves south toward Billings. That building is the topic of Part 2 of the series.

When I first started inquiring about the history of the structure I referred to it as "a geodesic dome." Back in the late sixties Buckminster Fuller was on the faculty where I attended college. A world-renowned architect, he first promoted the utility of geodesic domes. The...

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