On my last road trip through Montana I visited the well-known ghost town of Bannack. In keeping with tradition, I wanted to visit another out of the way gem. Fortunately, the ghost town of Garnet was not far from my path (recently made famous by this ad looking for volunteer rangers), and the warm month […]Read more "Ghost Town: Exploring Garnet, Montana"
Nuclear weapons are fascinating objects that dominate my interest. Perhaps growing up during the waning years of the Cold War when hysteria far outpaced fact after 50 years of threatened nuclear annihilation sparked my fascination. By the late 1980s nukes had become so commonplace, along with the threat of Mutually Assured Destruction, that people resigned themselves […]Read more "Nuclear History: Minuteman I Missile Silo"
I passed through Hammond, MT in May 2015, on the way to a wedding in Michigan. Hammond is an unincorporated area in southeast Montana, on the 212 from Broadus to Wyoming. The “town” consists of three abandoned ruins decaying in the hot sun and prairie winds, and one brand new post office that seems startlingly […]Read more "Ghost Town: Hammond, Montana"
Have you ever wanted to see a map of everywhere you’ve been? Ever wanted to remember a place you visited, or link photos to the places they were taken? Google recently unveiled Timeline, a feature that records and lists everywhere your Google Account has logged into the system. Accounts linked to cellular phones, laptops, and […]Read more "Tracking Your Trips With Google Timeline"
Anaconda is a small town of 9,000 people in Montana, six miles west of I-90 between Missoula and Butte. The town rests in foothills near the great plain basin, founded in 1883 to take advantage of the ample copper ores nearby. Mining magnate Marcus Daly built a smelter to process ore on an overlook above […]Read more "Roadside Oddity: Anaconda Montana"