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    Montana Ghost Town

    Rather than sending you to the link in my blog, I'll post some of my favorite pictures of a ghost town I went to 2 days ago. I wasn't trying as hard as usual to take 'amazing' pictures, because 1) I had a point and shoot, and 2) I was in a hurry to see everything in this place before the huge storm rolled in.









































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    Quote Originally Posted by crazydrummerdude View Post
    I wasn't trying as hard as usual to take 'amazing' pictures...
    Neat images regardless!

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Statdawg View Post
    Great photos !!!!!
    +1 Very nice! Thanks for sharing.
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    Great shots, whether you were trying hard or not!

    I may be wrong but I think I can see a ghost sitting in that barber chair!

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    Nice shots, dude!
    The image of the two deserted wagons is worthy of stock usage.

    -jt

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    I like the bird on the chimney of the Masonic Temple, think she knows itÔÇÖs a ghost town?

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    Let's see, I don't recall brick buildings in Garnet, so these must be from a visit to Bannack, once the territorial capital of Montana. Were you dirt riding? There are some great roads from there into Idaho.

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    Thanks for posting these. There's not a photo in the set that I don't like. Your point-n-shoot served you well. Great lighting and composition.

    These remind me a great deal of the ghost town of Bodie here in California. Interesting that they would appear so similar being so far away from each other and in different climates.

    Great shots!

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    Fantastic Photos......

    All of these would be worth selling for a coffee table book.....very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montana View Post
    Let's see, I don't recall brick buildings in Garnet, so these must be from a visit to Bannack, once the territorial capital of Montana. Were you dirt riding? There are some great roads from there into Idaho.
    Ding ding! The secrets out.

    If I took my bike, I'd definitely sneak it up to some of those buildings for some really self-absorbed pics. Unfortunately, I took a rental car there.. but I got into the park free because of the Montana plates on the car.

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    Great work. Thanks for posting. Wonder what all stories this ghost town could tell?

    Richard

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    What an interested set, thank you for not putting your bike in front of all of the sites!
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    Dude,
    Wonderful images! I can only imagine the results if you were trying to take "amazing pics".

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    Any more history about the place? Seems like all the fallen plaster has been cleaned up! Who owns the site and maintains it? Not trying to pressure, I just love this kind of stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoffMiller View Post
    Any more history about the place? Seems like all the fallen plaster has been cleaned up! Who owns the site and maintains it? Not trying to pressure, I just love this kind of stuff!
    It's a state park. There is a staffed (at least sometimes) bldg with park personnel onsite. It seems they have preserved the bldgs for the most part against the weather. You can enter most bldgs and explore them. School, Church, Hotel, Jail and many more. I enjoy them because they are not restored museum pieces that can only be viewed through the windows.

    It consists primarily of the main street of the town with more bldgs away from the main street. Plus there is a gallows and cemetery up on the hill. When I was there a few years ago, there were warnings to keep your eyes open for rattlesnakes and boardwalks throughout most of the area in order to avoid walking on the ground. It was the first capitol of the Montana Territory although only for some months before Virginia City nearby became the capitol.

    there is an entry at wikipedia...
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bannack,_Montana
    and check out:
    http://www.bannack.org/
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