Bannack


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Bannack

(băn`ək), SW Mont. Founded in 1862 when gold was discovered along Grasshopper Creek, Bannack was the first town in Montana and was the first territorial capital (1864–65). It declined when many miners left the thin deposits for the richer gold of Virginia City. Bannack is now a state park.
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Their route lies either through the Crow country, and the Black Hills, or through the lands of the Nez Perces, Flatheads, Bannacks, and Shoshonies.
These parcels are lying along Grasshopper Creek in Beaverhead County commencing at a point approximately four miles downstream of Bannack, Montana, and continuing downstream to the eastern end of Z Canyon, contiguous except as noted herein.
The majority of this land, all within the Bannack Mining District, has never been mined, despite the rich history of claims immediately downstream of Bannack.
Hangman's Gold" is the second entry of the mystery series following Slate Stephens and Daphne McSweeney as they face down the ghost town of Bannack in Montana, with their geologist fathers, finding that the town holds more of their interest than a ghost town should.
Dan has baked up a supper of bannack to last us till Monday and I hear the prunes & porridge boiling on the stove so that we are in a good state of preparation for the Morrow.
Louis in 1862, arriving at Fort Benton (in what would eventually become the Montana Territory) and lived their for two and a half years searching for gold, running a Bannack mercantile business, traveling to the Pacific Coast, serving in Montana's first territorial legislature, and speculating in mining properties.
Few ghost towns have the unvarnished authenticity that Bannack has.
author The Age of Gold; Marguerite Sprague, author Bodie's Gold; Jim Miller, Gold Rush Historian; Tom Lowe, Historical Interpreter, Bannack State Park; Larry Hoffman, Mining Engineer, Blue Range Engineering Co.
For more history, continue southeast on State 278, following signs to the ghost town of Bannack, now a state park.
Most of southwest Montana's gold-mining towns are only faded memories today, but the two listed below, Bannack State Park and Garnet, have survived as ghost towns and are worth a visit while you're in the region.