Ghost town: Bannack, Montana

September 20, 2017  •  1 Comment

It is hard for me to remain objective about this next ghost town. It is one of my favorite places. And I don't mean just in Montana. It has history, isolation, scenery. The state of Montana has preserved it without commercializing it, and I hope it continues this way. So let's visit Bannack, Montana, the one-time Territorial Capital, gold-rush boom-town, corrupt lawman hangout.

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The Meade Hotel and Skinner's Saloon are the prominent buildings in this panorama (taken from the south side of the street).

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We'll go in the hotel (you can go in many of the buildings.)

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Looking out across the street to the school/Masonic hall.

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Inside Skinner's, which has been restored from the recent flash-flood damage.

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The church, and, below, inside.

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The school (lower floor):

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This is just west of town in the campground. There was work going on to build a containment pond to protect the town from flash floods, so access to the graveyard and gallows site was restricted.

I hope you enjoyed the visit to Bannack as much as I. Let me know what you think in the comments. Later in this trip we visited a so-called ghost town, but it was very much inhabited.


Comments

Karin(non-registered)
This is such a well preserved site. Loved looking at it through your eyes. Thanks so much for sharing.
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