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Garnet Ghost Town (BW)

Garnet is a historic mining ghost town located in west central Montana at an elevation of about 6,000 feet and at the head of First Chance Creek. It was named after the brown garnet rock which was used as an abrasive and a semi-precious stone found in the area. The town dates back to 1895 and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the Garnet Preservation Association, a non-profit citizens group. More than 30 buildings have been preserved.

The town never had a bonanza strike but still is one of Montana's more impressive ghost towns. Some miners still persist and are convinced its day will come yet again.
Bottles & Basin
Bottles & Basin
Chairs
Chairs
Coffee's on the Stove
Coffee's on the Stove
Corner Chair
Corner Chair
Day's Work
Day's Work
Garnet Boardwalk
Garnet Boardwalk
Garnet Montana
Garnet Montana
Garret's Virginia Dare American White Wine
Garret's Virginia Dare American White Wine
Haunted
Haunted
Outhouse
Outhouse
Shoe Tag (BW)
Shoe Tag (BW)
Tin Cup (BW)
Tin Cup (BW)
Window Light Series
Window Light Series
Window Light Series II
Window Light Series II
The Miner's Boots (BW)
The Miner's Boots (BW)
No Bedding
No Bedding
Here and Gone
Here and Gone
Moved On
Moved On
Pitcher & Basin
Pitcher & Basin
The Bedpan
The Bedpan