Montana history

Virginia City: Ghost town echoes the heyday of historic gold strike

The six men had been traveling on foot for weeks, escaping encounters with hostile Indians and ultimately just trying to get back to where they started. But when they set up camp beside a small stream in the high mountains of present-day Southwest Montana, the wayward prospectors made a discovery…
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Tour Montana’s original Governor’s Mansion and step into Montana’s Old West

The capital city of Helena in Southwest Montana is home to a wealth of historic and cultural gems from the community’s rough-and-tumble gold mining past. One residence, in particular, gives visitors an authentic view into the wealth and influence of early Montana and its capital city. The Original Governor’s Mansion,…
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