Saturday, July 10, 2010


IMG_6114 In 1872 silver was discovered in the Elkhorn Mountains of Montana. By February of 1888 the mine was producing $30,000 worth of ore monthly.

The town of Elkhorn grew up around the mine and as many as 2500 people lived there in the 1880’s.IMG_6118

By 1900 the Elkhorn mine had produced 8,902,000 ounces of silver, 8500 ounces of gold and more than 4 million pounds of lead – all of which was worth about $14,000,000.

IMG_6121 When the price of silver fell in 1892, the population of Elkhorn fell also to only a few hardy souls.

Today Elkhorn has been rediscovered and several “summer” cabins have been built in the town with more to come.

IMG_6123We had dinner at the Elkhorn Supper Club which is actually located in the town of Boulder, MT. I understand the clam chowder is wonderful. The food was good and I would go back again.

1 comment:

  1. What one person thinks is good clam chowder another one might disagree. I think YOU ought to taste it ..... I know. That probably won't happen.


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