Castle City in 1985

Castle City is another compelling historic ghost town in Meagher County. The landowners have been gracious stewards and you can see several buildings from it’s heyday as a silver mining boom town in the late 19th century, when the population for a few months reached well over a thousand.

These images are from 1985, made during my study of the Montana landscape for the state historic preservation plan. I will use a couple as part of my opening presentation about central Montana, then and now, before the field study trips I’d the Montana Preservation Alliance Roadshow, scheduled for White Sulphur Springs in June 10-12, 2020.

I hope to visit Castle, if only for a few moments in the summer of 2020 to see what remains of this forgotten landmark.

2 thoughts on “Castle City in 1985

  1. Glad to see Castle back in the forefront. Made me remember one of my favorite books by Dick Wheeler: CASHBOX, which is loosely set in Castle. Sure miss that guy–we were friends and neighbors when we both lived in Big Timber.

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