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Elkhorn Ghost Town
Elkhorn, Montana was constructed on a site of a silver mining
camp after a large deposit of precious metal was discovered nearby. Elkhorn
counted 2500 residents with several churches, hotels, 14 saloons, lodge
halls, several grocery stores and a post office. By the turn of the 20th
century mines were closed after producing $14 million in gold and silver.
Local cemetery of Elkhorn tell yet another reason for
city's demise. Several epidemic swiped through the area taking a toll on the
youngest residents of the town. Primitive conditions allowed such disease
like small pox, influenza, typhoid, scarlet fever, yellow fever and
diphtheria in late 1888 and early 1889 to lay havoc on the local population.
Today only 50 structures remain on an original location of Elkhorn Ghost
Town. Most of them are