Sunday, September 2, 2012

Bannack Ghost Town - 09/02/12

We departed Missoula, Montana at 9:30 a.m. Our destination today is Bannack, Montana to visit the Ghost Town there. Our planned route will be south on US-93 to east on MT-43 to south on MT-278 into Bannack.

We arrived in Bannack at 3:00 p.m. and found a campsite for the night in the Road Agent Campground at Bannack State Park. There are two campgrounds here, the other one is the Vigilante Campground which is the larger of the two and more suitable for larger RV’s. One water spigot is available at the Vigilante Campground. There is no water at the Road Agent Campground. Both campgrounds have pit toilets, but no showers. A nice feature of these campgrounds is both are within walking distance to the Ghost Town.

This Ghost Town is an amazing place to visit. There are about 50 buildings from the 1860’s gold rush era that have been somewhat preserved. One feels a sense of reliving history as you walk down the hard packed dirt road inspecting the old frame buildings lining both sides of the road. There are well-preserved buildings of the hotel, general store, school, still, jail, homes and many other artifacts. A bit of a distance from the town is the gallows and the cemetery.

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