Tuesday, August 14, 2012

MARYSVILLE, MONTANA

Marysville, MT   High 89   Low 45

(After spending most of the week at the rig while Jim fished, we got me out of the house by going to a ghost town.)

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Marysville is a semi-ghost town about 25 miles from Helena.

Masonic Lodge built in 1898

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Shaffer Mercantile built in 1895

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Lush Confection Store

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The Drum Lummon mine (named for his native home in Ireland) was owned by Thomas Cruse and by 1900 was considered to be the richest gold mining area in the world with a production of $50,000,000 worth of gold

Methodist Episcopal Church built in 1895

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Catholic Church built in 1886

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The town’s population peaked at 4000 with two railroads and 60 businesses which included two newspaper offices.

Building still in use today

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Too bad this one wasn’t open.

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Above Marysville about two miles is a ski area.

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These pictures of Marysville were taken coming back down from the ski area.

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The girls and Jim got some exercise.

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And for our friend Diana, a rusty car.

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15 comments:

  1. Interesting "semi-ghost town" pictures. Some of the buildings look real good. Others not in use for some time. Love the picture of the doxies out walking, in the lead, ears flapping, tails wagging...loving the day.

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  2. Good morning Sandie......finally have decent wi=fi so I can visit blogs.....So.....did you see any ghosts?? LOL LOL what a sweet little spot....haven't been there but might just go yet! We are in Idaho at the moment....decided to take a little trip out of Montana.

    Stay well sweet lady,

    Jo

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  3. I think I'd enjoy visiting that area, and will put it on my list.

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  4. It's good to let Jim fish. But, it's also good to get out of the house sometimes. Glad you got to do both.

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  5. I bet that town was beautiful in its day. The setting from the ski area is great!

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  6. Ya didn't find any gold nuggets laying around any where?

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  7. Was that Casper following Jim and the girls???

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  8. And....did Jim catch any fish?

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  9. I LOVE ghost towns, and this one was great. I especially like the confection store. Great shots!

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  10. nice to get out of the house!!..Jim looks like he is sprinting down the road!!!

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  11. It's amazing how many of these towns seemed to pop up overnight and were gone just as fast. Stick around and you might find a few little pieces of gold they left behind.

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  12. Glad you had a nice day! Thanks for sharing your pics.

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  13. Gee, if we were there John and Jim could have fished and we could have scouted the area even more! And the fur kids could have played.

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