Chessman Flume. Near Helena,Montana.
This is part of the Chessman [Red Mountain] flume near Helena,Montana. The flume was built in the 19th Century by Chinese and convict labor. It collects water from Banner creek and sends it around Red Mountain into Chessman Reservoir, which is part of the water supply system for Helena,Montana. Some of the flume is an open ditch, some is a tin lined ditch and some is elevated flume.