~ Garnet Ghost Town, Montana ~

Tim Denny

Green Bay, United States

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The town pictured is Garnet, Montana and is located in the North Western section of the state north of I-90.
Our first visit was in 1996. I have always loved ghost towns and only wished to find an original. Much to my amazement Garnet is just that.
The photo show Garnet in it’s original state as it was during the booming years of the gold rush.
Our first visit we were approached by a man named “Frank’
Frank told us he was the only survivor of the town, he was born in Garnet because his mother could not make it down the mountain to the town.
There are a couple more modern day cabins were snowmobile’s do stay from time to time as do a few RV-er’s during the summer months that give their time helping to restore the town.
Gold was found in the hills and Garnet was a booming place, but when the gold ran out it became a ghost town. From our understanding gold was found their 3 times and the town began to boom again, but each the gold ran out the town turned into a ghost town.
Frank told us the lady that owned the town died, and left no will so the town went to the state.
During it’s booming days he told us there was a population of 1,000 people and there was 21 taverns.
I was standing on a boardwalk at the general store, I was looking at a picture on the window, I was amazed when I noticed the store, boardwalk and dirt street in the picture was the same store, boardwalk and dirt street I was visiting.
Talk about original ? WOW! There I was, just like I stepped back in time.
I could tell more, but space or time does not allow here.
I hope you not only have enjoyed the story, but also I hope you have enjoyed the town of Garnet., Montana.
Hopefully this brought you back in time too like it did me.

Thanks for reading and viewing
Tim Denny

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