Bannack is a well preserved little ghost town near Dillon in southwest Montana. A gold mining town, it was the first territorial capitol of Montana. It’s hard to believe, nearly 10,000 people once lived here. I’m glad I got visit on a cool November day when no other tourists were present.
Montana’s first jail. 1862
Built in 1875, this was the county courthouse until 1881. In 1890 the building was purchased by Dr. John Meade and became a plush hotel which operated until the 1940’s. Some folks say it’s haunted.
Schoolhouse and Masonic Temple built in 1874