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 out of place. There must be someone living nearby, as the Hammond post office appears to be active, and therefore the area has a zip code. Visiting Hammond after Garnet was an interesting view of a modern ghost town. How strange it feels to see the dilapidated old cafe sign advertising VHS rentals as an artifact of a bygone era that has more in common with the abandoned mining ruins of Garnet than with contemporary towns.