Professor Terrence McGlynn narrates this episode about the Montana ghost towns of Elkhorn, Granite, and Marysville. Student Dick Maney talks about Elkhorn and the different types of ore people mined for and explains that the town was named Elkhorn because large herds of elk used to roam there. He recalls an epidemic that plagued the town from 1888 to 1891 and describes the architecture. Maney moves on to Granite ghost town and describes the two major booms the settlement experienced. He discusses the location of the town and explains that silver deposits still exist in the Granite mines but that ground water made extraction difficult and has resulted in the abandonment of the town. He also talk about the buildings in Granite. Maney and student Joe Boyle each discuss Marysville and explain that during the time of the recording, it is still home to 50 residents. They talk about Marysville’s history stating that it was Montana’s leading gold producer in the 1880s and 1890s.
Ghost towns -- Montana; Mines and mineral resources -- Montana -- History; Gold mines and mining -- Montana – History; Silver mines and mining -- Montana – History; Elkhorn (Jefferson County, Mont.) -- History; Granite (Mont.) -- History; Marysville (Lewis and Clark County, Mont.) -- History; Drumlummon Mine (Mont.) – History; Abandoned towns, Montana; McGlynn, Terrence D., 1928-1984; Boyle, Joe; Maney, Dick
Ghost Towns of Montana Audio Recordings Collection, OH 038, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 reel-to-reel: analog + 1 tape counter index (4 p.: 28 cm.)
McGlynn, Terrence; Maney, Dick; and Boyle, Joe, "Audio recording of Terrence McGlynn, Dick Maney, and Joe Boyle, circa 1975" (1975). Ghost Towns of Montana Audio Recordings Collection. 1.