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Jul 23, 2012 - Garnet Ghost Town

Frank and Linda love showing off their state so took us for a drive today to the abandoned but preserved mining town of Garnet about 50 miles to the east. This area is very scenic with mountains and forest. We climbed the Garnet Range up to the Ghost Town of Garnet that was originally settled by placer miners but later became a family town with stores and schools in 1895. By 1905 the gold was harder to find, and in 1912 there was a fire, so by World War I most of the townspeople left. In 1934 with a boost in gold prices and the cheap...

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Oct 14, 2010 - Garnet Ghost Town MT

Arrived in Kalispell in time for dinner, brisket, hot rolls, potato salad, cold slaw, and homemade desert. Breakfast at the Caraway house is at 7 AM, homemade breakfast rolls, preserves on the top. I could get use to having my coffee poured. Today was an exciting day, Milton, Molly and I traveled south to the Garnet Ghost town. Molly, Chloe’s daughter arrived yesterday from Canada. I was planning on going to Calgary to pick her up but I left my passport at home. Molly graduated college last May and has been unable to find a job or a...

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Sep 1, 2009 - Ghost Town Garnet

Pete was mulling over the road atlas one evening & noticed that at exit 138 off of I-90 was the Ghost Town of Garnet. So today we decided to check it out. Once off of I-90 we headed towards the town, it started off being paved for a couple of miles or so then turned to dirt. The road was narrow in places, rocky, some pot holes & we hit some slight grades. The trip from I-90 was about 11 miles, but the speed limit was 25 MPH. The views from the road was very pretty. From Pamphlet: Garnet was a mining town, between 1890 & 1895, 40 load...

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