Garnet, Montana

  

Garnet Details

Status: Ghost Town

Date Settled: ca1896

Current Population: none

Peak Population: ~1,000

Elevation: 5,905 Feet (1,800 meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

State: Montana



Garnet Description

Garnet was named for the garnet, a semi-precious stone, and the first item to be mined here, although gold quickly followed. In 1898, as many as 1,000 people lived here; it was abandoned 20 years later when the gold ran out. A fire in 1912 destroyed half the town, which was never rebuilt. Despite this, Garnet is one of the state's best preserved (and least visited) ghost towns.

Text courtesy of wikipedia

Did You Know.......

A mine is a hole in the ground, owned by a liar.
-Mark Twain

Search

Recent Posts


Popular Tags

1906 San Francisco Earthquake Best Historical Photos Best Of Mining Era Structures Cemeteries Churches Gambling Towns Headframes Historical Commercial Buildings Historical Homes Hotels Mining Machinery Smelters Stamp Mills Victorian Homes Winter Scenes View All Tags