Home
Site Map
Photo Albums and Movies


2001 - Mount Rushmore
2002 - Desert Ghost Towns
2003 - Eastern & Southern USA
2005 - Western Road Trip
2006 - Death Valley
2007 - New Orleans
2008 - Route 66 & Tombstone
2009 - Family, Friends & Foliage
2010 - Destination Unknown
2011 - St. Augustine
2012 - Guernsey Ancestry Tour
2013 - Western Giants
2014 - Every Which Way
2015 - Mystery Tour
2016 - Double Trouble
2017 - North to Alaska
2020-22 - Trail of the Ancients

Been There Did That
2006 - Vegas Connection
2009 - Glacier National Park
2009 - Kelowna
2011 - Patched
2011 - Sprng Breakout
2012 - Spring Breakout
2014 - Las Vegas
2014 - Summer Sizzler
2014 - Fall Fling
2015 - Winter Shop Hop
2015 - Quilt Away
2016 - Quilt Away
2017 - Quilt Away
2017 - Temple Square
2018 - Quilt Away
2019 - Quilt Away


Ghost Towns
Hwy 261
Monument Valley
National Parks
Oatman
Valley of the Gods
Vegas


Favourite Links
Highway Collection
Miss Kitty
Miss Snoop
Row by Row™
Travel Plates


Sign my Guestbook
Read my Guestbook


Montana Ghost Towns
Photo Album

Road Trip - August 2012


After spending 15 years driving "through" Montana, I decided to spend some time searching out Ghost Towns in the State. To my surprise, there is an abundance of them. In August, I spent a week travelling all over Montana taking in sights and towns I didn't even know existed. At the time Montana was experiencing a terrible wildfire season. The air was heavy with smoke making it hard to breathe. The sun was an eerie orange dot in the sky. The overall sepia tone, rather than ruining the pictures, just seemed to add to the ghostly theme of the trip.


References and Maps
 

Bannack - Established 1862
 
Bannack State Park - Visitor's Centre
       
Hotel Meade - Built in 1875 as Beaverhead County Courthouse
   
Methodist Church - Built in 1877

       
Masonic Hall - Bannack Lodge Lodge 16 - Built in 1874
School - First Floor Masonic Hall
Skinner's Saloon - Built in 1862

Alder Gulch (The Fourteen Mile City) - Vigilante Trail
       

Nevada City - Established 1863 (A Living History Museum)
Applebaum & Crab Sore - 1914 - Moved from Maynard Ranch near Ennis, Montana
Barber Shop (moved from Elkhorn)
Billiards
Blacksmith Shop (1880's operated by Smoky Eberl - Moved from Augusta, Montana)
Chinese Food
Nevada City Hotel (1860 stage station at Twin Bridges and dorm from Canyon Hotel in Yellowstone)
 
Mine Broker
Museum & Music Hall (1912 Recreation Hall at Canyon Lodge in Yellowstone National Park)
 
Iron Rod Post Office (1869-1882. Back portion used as a Lumber Yard Office)
Saloon - Zangs Beer
School (1867-1873 - Moved from Twin Bridges, Montana)
   
Sheriff's Office
Wagon Shop (1911 dining hall from Canyon Lodge, Yellowstone National Park)
Alder Gulch Short Line - Train Ride to Virginia City
 
Central City
Virginia City - Established 1863

Elkhorn - Established 1870's
 
The Elkhorn Mine - Established 1875
Doctor's Office
School
Shoemaker
Elkhorn State Park - The Fraternity Hall and Gillian Hall
Fraternity Hall (Shows, Dances & Lodge Meetings) - Built in 1893
Gillian Hall (Store, Saloon & Dance Hall) - Built in 1880's

Marysville - Established 1876
   
Methodist-Episcopal Church - Built in 1886

Photo - US Air Force
Masonic Hall - Ottawa Lodge 51 - Built in 1898

 

©Jumpy 2008 - 2022