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5 edition of Ghost Towns of the Montana Prairie found in the catalog.

Ghost Towns of the Montana Prairie

Don Baker

Ghost Towns of the Montana Prairie

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Published by Fred Pruett Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States - 19th Century/Old West,
  • United States - Mountain - Montana,
  • United States - State & Local,
  • History - General History

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsGerry Keenan (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11106813M
    ISBN 100871080508
    ISBN 109780871080509
    OCLC/WorldCa39984566


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Don Baker has put together a handsome little book dealing with ghost and near-ghost towns located in the eastern half of Montana. He begins with an in-depth chapter on the influence of the railroads on settlement, and then a short chapter each on homesteading, ethnic communities, pioneer politics, and a couple of poems about places lost to time.5/5(2).

-the best source of information on ghost towns in the U.S. Ghost towns are listed by state & include biographies, pictures, and other detailed ghost town info. Don Baker has put together a handsome little book dealing with ghost and near-ghost towns located in the eastern half of Montana.

He begins with an in-depth chapter on the influence of the railroads on settlement, and then a short chapter each on homesteading, ethnic communities, pioneer politics, and a couple of poems about places lost to time.5/5.

-the best source of information on ghost towns in the U.S. Ghost towns are listed by state & include biographies, pictures, and other detailed ghost town info. Ghost Towns of Montana - Prairie County.

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William W. Whitfield. MONTANA GHOST TOWNS AND GOLD CAMPS: A PICTORIAL GUIDE () Anderson, Mary McCourt. GHOST. There are numerous ghost towns in Montana that provide vivid peeks into the life in the Old West, especially at the many old mining camps located in the “Treasure State.”From the time that gold was first discovered in Gold Creek in to the first major gold rush boom in Bannack in Julyand all the way through today, millions of dollars in gold, silver, copper, zinc and other.

Vigilantes are an often revered part of Montana’s history. The Vigil ance Committee represented the first organized law enforcement in Montana and was the symbol they used to give warning that justice was about to be served.

The numbers were found painted on cabins and scraps of paper with the number scribed onto it were left on hanged. The Little Ghost Town on the Prairie Ltd. likes. The official page of the Little Ghost Town on the Prairie online store and historical point of ers: Aldridge is a ghost town in Park County, Montana.

According to the book Ghost Towns of the Montana Prairie, the town was incorporated as Aldridge in but was earlier named Horr, and later Electric. Aldridge is a mining town that supplied coke and coal to the smelters for the Anaconda Copper Mining Company.

Montana towns—dead or alive—often seem similar to one another. But as with people, debunking this idea only takes a little digging. Independence is a long-abandoned ghost town high in the Absaroka Mountains. Around a dozen miles north of Yellowstone Park, it nearly straddles the Park-Sweet Grass County lines.

Unfulfilled aspirations, a condition common to all human beings, are nowhere more tangible than in an abandoned town. They are the siren call of such places and why guides to ghost towns have become popular items on bookstore shelves, forming a highly varied genre both in quality and intended audience.

Don Baker positions his entry on the far side of informality, which is fine, Author: James R. Shortridge. Dig into Montana’s rich mining heritage, soak in hot springs, and wander through authentic s ghost towns on this Big Sky road trip through the state’s southwestern corner.

Aldridge is a ghost town in Park County, Montana. According to the book Ghost Towns of the Montana Prairie, the town was incorporated as Aldridge in but was earlier named Horr, and later ge is a mining town that supplied coke and coal to the smelters for the Anaconda Copper Mining Company.

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The Northern Pacific arrived in and extra boxcars were. Visit These 7 Creepy Ghost Towns In South Dakota At Your Own Risk. The feeling of walking through a place that is now completely abandoned, going by the shells of where life used to be bustling some half a century ago, is.

Montana Ghost Towns Index pictures from 14 Montana Ghost Towns, mining camps and historic sites. Where can I read more about Colorado's prairie ghost towns. Dozens of books have been written about Colorado's mining camps and can be found in libraries and book stores.

Books on agricultural ghost towns of the plains are much rarer. Check out the book Fading Echoes: Ghost Towns of the Colorado Prairies for recent information on prairie ghost. Ghost towns of central Montana Erin Madison, [email protected] Published p.m. MT Oct. 25, | Updated p.m. MT. East Bench Road, Winnet, Montana Phone: () Private Ranch, Numerous Prairie Dog Towns, 30 square miles of Prairie, Lots of open space.

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Aladdin is a former coal mining settlement in Crook County, today a tiny roadside stop in the Black Hills of northeastern Wyoming, just a short drive from Devils Tower National Monument. Census records indicate a peak population of people during its coal mining heydey, but today, only 15 residents reportedly remain.

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GHOST TOWNS. Ghost towns–towns that are extinct or so diminished in population and function as to be virtually extinct–are the most common category of towns in the Great Plains. Daniel C. Fitzgerald, author of Faded Dreams, estimates that there are 6, such places in Kansas alone.

Towns withered on the land and disappeared from the maps. The Truly Grim Reality Of 8 Deserted Ghost Towns In Illinois Illinois has thriving towns both large and small, but we aren’t immune to our fair share of ghost towns. There are many places that have become abandoned over the years for one reason or another, and some of their stories are truly heartbreaking.

Patrons occasionally glimpse the ghost floating above the pool room in a red-and-black-checkered shirt. According to rumors, he is a former employee of the Little Montana Freight Company (now Ale Works) who was killed by a falling pallet.

Significant gold discoveries resulted in an active mining history and the mining ghost towns of Maiden and Gilt Edge that make interesting stops for the traveler. In fact, there is a natural loop through the Judith Mountains that visits these ghost towns and can logically and easily be extended to include a visit to Kendall Ghost Town in the.

Home»Legends of America Photo Prints» Ghost Towns Ghost Town photos from various States in the American West, including Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas.

Ghost Towns, Abandoned Places and the North American Roadside J Troy Larson Comments 5 comments There were once over two hundred people in Carlyle, Montana, but today it is a ghost town, just a green, largely treeless spot on the prairie, just inside the Montana/North Dakota border.

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These Western ghost towns are worth a visit whether you’re in it for the history, the nature walks or the chill down the back of your spine (if this is the draw, you may also want to check out the West’s most infamous haunted hotels).Some are a bit more off the beaten path than others, and they run the gamut from authentically deserted to artfully recreated, but each one.

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Several dunes and pits there can only be accessed when the water level is low, usually mid-January through June. There are o ghost towns scattered across the United States of America. Gary B. Speck Publications is trying to capture as many of these historical locations as possible and is currently in process of publishing unique state, regional, and county guides called The Ghost Town Guru's Guide to the Ghost Towns of *** ™.

These original guides are designed for anybody interested. Formerly bustling towns can become ghost towns for a variety of reasons. One example is towns that spring up due to a particular economic activity, such as the discovery of a natural resource.

They can become ghost towns when that resource runs out. Locals all agree that San Haven Sanatorium is one of the most haunted locations in North Dakota, but actual specifics are hard to come by. From some of the reports, a baby can be heard crying inside, faces can be seen looking out of the windows, dark shadows can be seen wandering the empty rooms, and sightings of orbs and apparitions are aplenty.

“Ghost Towns of the Mountain West” includes Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Utah and Nevada. Varney said he wanted to put states into the mix that don’t get recognized for their ghost towns.

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Exploring ghost towns is a fun, entertaining way to relive aspects of the American West. Some ghost towns in the American West such as Oatman, Arizona are not only inhabited but make the most of their opportunity to capitalize on their town’s former glory.

In other cases, ghost towns truly are empty and totally uninhabited, aside from archaeologists and occasional tourists. i'm writing from north dakota. help. i'm cold, lonely, and scared.

from grades K-3 i was only one of two kids in my entire grade. that school shut down of course and you just get absorbed by the next closest (i ended up graduating with about 80).

it happens all the time. There are many ghost towns, as well as generally many mineral sourcing gulches (like Brown's Gulch by Butte, MT). There's even a ghost town along Quake Lake, because of, well, the quake.

They definitely fit in with the context set by the first and last stanzas of the poem, but I'm not certain they'll be of much use.Panhandle Plains. East Texas Ghost Towns › Texas Gulf Coast Ghost Towns › South Texas Ghost Towns › South Texas Plains.

Texas Ghost Town A - Z List › Alphabetical Listing of Ghost Towns in Texas. / Featured Ghost Towns. #N#Tokio Terry Co Dull's Ranch La Salle Co Dull La Salle Co Granite Ghost Town State Park showcases remnants of this once thriving s silver boomtown that bears stark witness to Montana's boom-and-bust mining history.

Hector Horton first discovered silver in the general area in In the autumn of the Granite mine was discovered by a prospector named Holland.