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Garnet Ghost Town


Garnet, Montana is a ghost town found near a golden deposit that was discovered here in 1862. Construction of railroad through the area greatly increased profitability of golden extraction. Two boom- bust cycles occurred in Garnet in 1883-93 and 1898-1904 with the highest number of residents reaching 3000. In 1912 declining Garnet was hit by a great fire. Whatever survived the flames were carefully preserved by Bureau of Land Management.




Location: Granite County, Montana  Map

Found: 1860s

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J.K. Wells Hotel (winter 1897)

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Garnet Ghost Haunting

Like any ghost town Garnet has its own share of alleged paranormal activity. This includes full body apparition of a gold miner who died in the city. A more common sight is that of a woman who was executed by Garnet officials for murdering her lover. Additionally some eyewitnesses claim to hear ghostly voices and loud music that is heard around the area of a former saloon.


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