The ground breaking at the Yellowstone Kelly Interpretive Site located on Kelly Mountain at Swords Rimrock Park was held December 14 in commemoration of the 88 years, to the week, since Kelly’s death.
Luther Sage Kelly, veteran, warrior and scout, died December 17, 1928. His desire was to be buried in Montana. Through the years, the gravesite has been a source of neglect and vandalism. With the vision of improving the grave and connecting our heritage to the trail system, a Billings Chamber of Commerce led committee worked for several years to raise the funds to improve the site.
Committee chairman Bill Cole said, “We promised to build a monument to Kelly 88 years ago, and we finally are following through on our promise.” Plans are to have the project completed in June near the date when Kelly’s body was laid to rest in Billings.

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