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Room for Rent, Garnet Ghost Town, Montana

Room for Rent, Garnet Ghost Town, Montana (Known places)

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Garnet, located on Wallace Creek Road, a dirt road in Montana, United States, is an abandoned mining town from the 1860 (160 years ago). In First Chance Creek in western Montana, the town is at the edge of the high desert in the Front Range, but sheltered in a forest. The town is at about 6,000 feet (1,800 m) elevation.

Garnet was named for the garnet, a semi-precious stone, and the first item to be mined here, although gold quickly followed. In 1898 (122 years ago), as many as 1,000 people lived here; it was abandoned 20 years later when the gold ran out. A fire in 1912 (108 years ago) destroyed half the town, which was never rebuilt. Supplies needed in Garnet were generally obtained from nearby Bearmouth.

Despite this, Garnet is one of the state's best preserved (and least visited) ghost towns. Visitors can book tours with local guides. The best part about Garnet is Garney Day Festival which occurs in the end of Jun. every year. Garnets oldest living member Mary Jane Adams Morin (age 92), still comes to visit every year. She is the last person still alive to be born in Garnet. (See Garnet Day 2002 (18 years ago)).

The nearest city is Missoula, about 20 miles (32 km) to the west. The closest city to the east is Butte, about 100 miles (160 km) away.

Garnet has everything inside of it from hotels, to 13 saloons (bars), and food stores. The hotels were started for passer bys, or people coming to pick up gold. They typically ranged from 1-3 dollars, and the poor miners who could not afford that price could sleep in the attic without any windows for a quarter. It is suspected that Garnet even had a brothel, but prices and the exact whereabouts are uncertain. Garnet was famous for its saloons, at its peak the saloons were one of the hottest spots in Garnet.

From dec. 1 to Apr. 30, cabins can be rented in Garnet with prices ranging from $30-40 a night. The cabins are furnished to the specifications of a home in Garnet during its peak.

Trivia

Garnet was the site of a 2004 (16 years ago) short film, Ghouls Gone Wild, by the band The International Playboys.


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