April 8, 2021

Episode 27 - Old Cemetery & the Ghost Town of Bannack, Montana

Episode 27 - Old Cemetery & the Ghost Town of Bannack, Montana

Jennie and Dianne share the history of Montana's oldest and best preserved ghost town and its cemeteries: Bannack, Montana.  They tell of the discovery of gold, the tenacity of the residents and they share some of the obituaries of those who were there when the town was born and when it was no more.  Come along to another ordinary, extraordinary cemetery in the wild, wild west!


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Resources for this episode include:
http://bannack.org

https://fwp.mt.gov/stateparks/bannack-state-park

https://www.legendsofamerica.com/mt-bannack/

https://www.newspapers.com/search/#query=Bannack

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/113704106/balaam-siegel-chaffin

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/80694826/cordelia-ann-pond

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/117152429/henry-s-trask

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/40893079/margaret-ann-gibson

Trinkley, PhD, M., & Hacker, D. (2003). Assessment and Management Plan For The Bannack State Park Cemeteries, Bannack, Montana. Assessment and Management Plan For The Bannack State Park Cemeteries, Bannack, Montana, 1-215. Retrieved April 3, 2021.

Podcast episode about Henry Plummer and the Montana Vigilantes:
https://rebelatlarge.com/2020/09/30/mile-marker-06-bannack-montana-henry-plummer-the-montana-vigilantes/