Thursday, August 18, 2016

Garnet Ghost Town: Kelly's Saloon

"Garnet was named for the semi-precious ruby-colored stone found in the area and it was a good place to live. The surrounding mountains were rich in gold-bearing quartz. There was a school, the crime rate was low, and liquor flowed freely in the town’s many saloons. The bawdy houses did a brisk business and Missoula and Deer Lodge were close enough for necessary supplies."

1 comment:

  1. Very western. There was no shortage of saloons back in the day.