3 Montana Towns I Never Knew Existed
Being born and raised in Montana, I think I know everything there is to know and everywhere there is to go in this state. Wrong again, Tammie! Today, I find out 3 MORE places I didn't know existed in Montana. Thanks, Urbex Underground!
Canyon Creek Charcoal Kiln
In the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, this was built in the 1880's to supply fuel to the Glendale Silver Smelter. By 1900, the mines were mined-out, and the smelter was shut down.
Canyon Creek Charcoal Kiln is 215 miles from Great Falls, less than 4 hours. Rumor has it that it's wicked cool at sunrise/sunset.
Another Montana town that sprung up from the silver rush in and around Central Montana in the 1870's. Declining silver prices and a Diphtheria Epidemic that killed off a lot of the children, spelled the end of this town. Now, Elkhorn is the smallest state park in Montana
Elkhorn is about 135 miles from Great Falls, turning off after you go into Boulder, and is about 2-2 1/2 hour drive.
A settlement in Fergus County, the Buffalo post office was established in 1890. Trains would run from Buffalo to Billings in the settlement's hay-day. Then, the 1920's brought drought to Montana along with falling crop prices. Buffalo was one of the first casualties. There aren't a lot of buildings left, but I thought it was neat and wanted to share.
Buffalo is 133 miles out of Great Falls, turning off between Moore and Garneill, it will take about 2 hours to get there.