Hotel Meade 2 (Bannack, Montana, USA) by rocamiadesign

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12/7/11 – Featured in THE WORLD AS WE SEE IT Group.
12/10/11 – Featured in the RAINBOW Group.
1/10/12 – Featured in the MONTANA Group.

Another photo of the Meade Hotel in Bannack, Montana (USA). Originally the Beaverhead County Courthouse, this beautiful building was purchased by Dr. John Singleton Meade, in 1890, for $1,250.00. He remodeled the building, added a kitchen in the back and turned it into a fancy hotel. The Meade Hotel operated until the 1940’s.

Bannack is a ghost town that has been preserved by the Bannack Historical and Museum Association and run as part of the Montana State Park system. The discovery of gold in Grasshopper Creek in 1862 brought hundreds of miners to the area and, by spring of 1863, the town had a population of over 3,000. It became the first state capitol of Montana.

I’m entering this in the Hotels, Lodges and Inns challenge, hosted by the Your Country’s Best group.

Photo taken 9/5/11 with a Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS camera.
ExposureTime – 1/20 seconds
FNumber – 2.80
ISOSpeedRatings – 64
ApertureValue – F 2.83
FocalLength – 7.60 mm
SceneCaptureType – Standard


  • Bryan D. Spellman
    Bryan D. Spellmanover 3 years ago

    Another beautiful Bannack image, Kathleen.

  • Thanks, Bryan! I think I’d enjoy living in Bannack, if there were a few neighbors there. I loved the campground, but I don’t know how the last few residents hung on after the town emptied out.

    – rocamiadesign

  • GiselaSchneider
    GiselaSchneiderover 3 years ago

    Wonderful clarity and great history Kathleen !!

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 3 years ago

    Well framed and captured !

  • Thanks, Trish!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 3 years ago

    Great shot, Kathleen – what a great building. Can you go inside?

  • Thanks, Shulie! We saw other people going inside the hotel, but we were rushed, trying to get to as many buildings as possible before we had to leave. Shaun and I only went inside the church and the jail. We’re hoping to spend more time there this spring.

    – rocamiadesign

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture and story.

  • Thanks, Bunny! I wish we could have spent more time there. Three day weekends are nice, but still not enough time to really look around. We didn’t even have time to stop in Virginia City. We’re hoping to go back next spring when the boys have more time.

    – rocamiadesign

  • CanyonWind
  • ctheworld
    ctheworldabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you so very much!

    – rocamiadesign

  • GiselaSchneider
    GiselaSchneiderabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations Kathleen on your Montana Group feature, Jan. 2012 !! Wonderful capture also !!!

  • Thank you very much, Gisela!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusteralmost 3 years ago


    Congratulations from your hosts at Color Me A Rainbow!

    Please go Here and immediately enter your image into the Red Challenge and good luck! Dee

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful perspective and scene and image! Wonderful history! Congratulations on your feature, Kathleen!

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