Montana Mining Ghost Towns by Barbara Fifer


SKU: 30875


  • Written by Barbara Fifer and Photographs by Larry and Vivian Roland
  • 104 pages with 250 color photographs and 77 historical black and white photographs
  • Size: 10.5" inches by 10" inches
  • Hardcover

Montana Mining Ghost Towns is one of our most popular ghost books. The Rolands - from Missoula, Montana - have spent two decades locating and photographing ghost towns around Montana that were established during the gold and silver rushes of the 19th century. This book has 250 of the Rolands modern, color photographs along with authentic, historical photographs of the towns during the prosperous days. The informative text explains the life in the towns, prospectors, outlaws, vigilantes, town characters, cooperate shenanigans and much more. There is even copies of actual newspaper excerpts from the mining camps, letting history speak for itself. 

Barbara Fifer is an editor and writer who received her creative writing and comparative literature degree from Ohio University. She is known for writing historical retellings full of factual information, photographs and other historical novelties. She is known for her books on Lewis and Clark and she has a passion for western history.