Professor Terrence McGlynn narrates this episode about the Montana ghost towns of Pioneer, Rimini, and Red Lion. Dr. Dennis Haley talks about the remains of Pioneer, Montana, which consist of a dredge and old tailings. He explains that the town was built around gold mining and that it began to dwindle in 1862 when the population dropped from 1,000 to 271 residents. Dr. Charles Wideman discusses Rimini ghost town, which was originally named Young Ireland. He recalls Jim Hill of the Great Northern Railroad who started the town and explains that very few buildings and artifacts remain in the town. Then Dave Edelman talks about Red Lion ghost town which was founded in 1875. He describes the use of a water wheel and steam power in the town and states that it was abandoned in 1913.
Montana -- History; Ghost towns -- Montana; Mines and mineral resources -- Montana -- History; Gold mines and mining -- Montana – History; Silver mines and mining -- Montana – History; Pioneer Mining District (Mont.) -- History; Rimini (Mont.) -- History; Red Lion (Mont.); Young Ireland; Jim Hill; Great Northern Railway Company (U.S.) -- Employees; Abandoned towns, Montana; McGlynn, Terrence D., 1928-1984; Haley, Dennis R.; Edelman, Dave; Wideman, Charles J.; Hill, Jim
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 (3 p.: 28 cm.)
McGlynn, Terrence; Haley, Dennis; Wideman, Charles; and Edelman, Dave, "Audio recording of Terrence McGlynn, Dr. Dennis Haley, Dr. Charles Wideman, and Dave Edelman, circa 1975" (1975). Ghost Towns of Montana Audio Recordings Collection. 2.