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Montana’s ghost towns: ElkhornMontana’s ghost towns: Elkhorn
Montana’s ghost towns: Elkhorn

Driving through Elkhorn almost felt wrong, I would have preferred riding a horse-drawn carriage or pack mule with my pick, mining equipment and dirty old hat. Visiting Elkhorn was like taking a step back in time. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Chad Thompson)
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Posted: 7/20/2015

Montana’s ghost towns: ElkhornMontana’s ghost towns: Elkhorn
Montana’s ghost towns: Elkhorn

An abandoned old car sits at the outskirts of Elkhorn, a once booming mining town nestled in the Elkhorn Mountains is southwestern Montana. Visiting the town was like taking a step back in time. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Chad Thompson)
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Montana’s ghost towns: ElkhornMontana’s ghost towns: Elkhorn
Montana’s ghost towns: Elkhorn

Abandoned old buildings are scattered around Elkhorn, a once booming mining town nestled in the Elkhorn Mountains is southwestern Montana. At one point during its prime, Elkhorn was producing nearly 11 tons of ore per day. The total value its mines produced is estimated at nearly $14 million in gold, silver and iron from 1880 to about 1971. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Chad Thompson)
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Montana’s ghost towns: ElkhornMontana’s ghost towns: Elkhorn
Montana’s ghost towns: Elkhorn

Nestled in the Elkhorn Mountains in southwestern Montana at an altitude of nearly 5,500 feet lies a once booming mining town—Elkhorn. At one point during its prime, Elkhorn was producing nearly 11 tons of ore per day. The total value its mines produced is estimated at nearly $14 million in gold, silver and iron from 1880 to about 1971. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Chad Thompson)
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Montana’s ghost towns: ElkhornMontana’s ghost towns: Elkhorn
Montana’s ghost towns: Elkhorn

Abandoned old buildings are scattered around Elkhorn, a once booming mining town nestled in the Elkhorn Mountains is southwestern Montana. At one point during its prime, Elkhorn was producing nearly 11 tons of ore per day. The total value its mines produced is estimated at nearly $14 million in gold, silver and iron from 1880 to about 1971. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Chad Thompson)
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Montana’s ghost towns: ElkhornMontana’s ghost towns: Elkhorn
Montana’s ghost towns: Elkhorn

Abandoned old buildings are scattered around Elkhorn, a once booming mining town nestled in the Elkhorn Mountains is southwestern Montana. At one point during its prime, Elkhorn was producing nearly 11 tons of ore per day. The total value its mines produced is estimated at nearly $14 million in gold, silver and iron from 1880 to about 1971. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Chad Thompson)
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Montana’s ghost towns: ElkhornMontana’s ghost towns: Elkhorn
Montana’s ghost towns: Elkhorn

Abandoned old buildings are scattered around Elkhorn, a once booming mining town nestled in the Elkhorn Mountains is southwestern Montana. At one point during its prime, Elkhorn was producing nearly 11 tons of ore per day. The total value its mines produced is estimated at nearly $14 million in gold, silver and iron from 1880 to about 1971. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Chad Thompson)
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Montana’s ghost towns: ElkhornMontana’s ghost towns: Elkhorn
Montana’s ghost towns: Elkhorn

Today, Elkhorn still houses several historic landmarks— Gillian Hall and Fraternity Hall, which were built in 1880. Now a state park among privately owned homes, visitors can get lost in the history of Elkhorn and wander the streets exploring the old buildings and trying to imagine what it was like in the late 19th century. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Chad Thompson)
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Montana’s ghost towns: ElkhornMontana’s ghost towns: Elkhorn
Montana’s ghost towns: Elkhorn

Nestled in the Elkhorn Mountains in southwestern Montana at an altitude of nearly 5,500 feet lies a once booming mining town—Elkhorn. At one point during its prime, Elkhorn was producing nearly 11 tons of ore per day. The total value its mines produced is estimated at nearly $14 million in gold, silver and iron from 1880 to about 1971. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Chad Thompson)
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Montana’s ghost towns: ElkhornMontana’s ghost towns: Elkhorn
Montana’s ghost towns: Elkhorn

This is the first in a series of stories highlighting some of the forgotten gems of Montana. From booming mining towns to bustling trade routes, we will try and explore them all in hopes of rekindling some of these ghost towns’ grandeur. Get out and explore Montana while you’re stationed here, you won’t regret it. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Tech. Sgt. Chad Thompson)
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Posted: 7/20/2015

Fort MissoulaFort Missoula
Fort Missoula

A World War II-era howitzer is displayed in front of the Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History at Fort Missoula, Mont., July 7, 2015. The museum promotes the commemoration and study of the U.S. armed services, from the Frontier Period to the War on Terrorism. Displays include uniforms, weapons, photographs and scale models. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Turner)
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Posted: 7/8/2015

Fort MissoulaFort Missoula
Fort Missoula

Mission Revival-style concrete buildings were built at Fort Missoula, Mont., after 1904 to modernize the post as a regimental headquarters. The company officers’ quarters are among seven residential buildings built in 1910 that were collectively known as Officers’ Row. Various agencies now use the quarters, hospital, post exchange and other buildings from this period as offices. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Turner)
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Posted: 7/8/2015

    

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