- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) - The former concessionaire at Glacier National Park has donated 21 historic paintings to the park.

Glacier Park Inc. requested that the donated paintings remain in the hotels, motels and lodges for which they were created.

The pieces were originally owned or commissioned by the Great Northern Railway in the early 1900s and depicted scenes from in and around the park. Most are oil-on-canvas and range in size from 2.5 feet by 1.5 feet to nearly 6 feet by 12 feet.

Park Superintendent Jeff Mow says the park is thrilled to receive the paintings.

Xanterra Parks & Resorts, the new concessionaire, will be responsible for the care and maintenance of the paintings.

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