On the Mountain

The Greater Montana Foundation is proud to have been a part of the Emmy-winning production of the story of the Lady of the Rockies with the amazing team at the MTN Studios.

In the winter of 1979, Joyce O’Bill would undergo emergency surgery. Her husband, Bob, would make a promise. If Joyce recovered, he would build a statue. Six years later that promise became a ninety foot tall statue on top of the Continental Divide. This is the story of that promise made reality. A story of a statue, built with donated equipment, volunteer labor and enduring commitment from the people and the community of Butte. The people, that turned a husband’s promise into an enduring tribute, tell their story, decades later, of how the Lady of the Rockies came to stand…On The Mountain.