Terrence McGlynn, John Beatty, Dave Edelman, and an unknown individuals take turns discussing some of Montana’s lesser-known ghost towns. They talk about the history of Black Pine, which used to be a mining camp about 12 miles outside of Philipsburg, Montana. They explain that this town is no longer in existence but mining activities still occur in the area. Also discussed are the towns of Rumsey and Tower. They explain that Rumsey still has the outline of an old mill and that tower became a ghost town as recently as 1973. They also talk about the town of Emery, which produced one million dollars in ore. They conclude by listing the towns of Blackfoot City, Princeton, Coolidge, Independence, and Mountaineer City giving a brief overview of their history, location, and mining activities.
Montana -- History; Ghost towns -- Montana; Mines and mineral resources -- Montana -- History; Silver mines and mining -- Montana – History; Gold mines and mining -- Montana – History; Abandoned towns, Montana; Black Pine (Mont.) -- History; Rumsey (Mont.); Tower (Mont.); Emery (Mont.) -- History; Blackfoot City (Mont.) -- History; Princeton (Mont.); Coolidge (Mont.); Mountaineer City (Mont.); Independence (Mont.); McGlynn, Terrence D., 1928-1984; Beatty, John; Edelman, Dave; McCulloch, Rob
Ghost Towns of Montana Audio Recordings Collection, OH 038, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (60 min.) analog + 1 tape counter index (5 p.: 28 cm.)
McGlynn, Terrence; Beatty, John; and Edelman, Dave, "Audio recording of Terrence McGlynn, John Beatty, Dave Edelman, and unknown speaker, circa 1975" (1975). Ghost Towns of Montana Audio Recordings Collection. 6.