Nineteenth-century History

Rocky Mountain Mining Towns

Bannack: First Capital of Montana

Bannack: First Capital of Montana.

This on-going multi-part series explores what life was like in various mining towns in the Rocky Mountains. It tries to answer questions such as if the stereotypes of the old Wild West towns are true and what it was that the brave, tough and rough souls who lived in the mining towns did when they weren’t working in the mines.

1: Introduction – Life in Nineteenth Century Mining Towns

2: Bannack, Montana

3: South Pass City, Wyoming

4: Idaho Springs, Colorado

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