Monday, March 22, 2010

Ghosts ...

I've said this before, I think ... but I just can't understand why Montana's ghost town fans seem to limit their explorations to the old mining camps up in the mountains. To me, the fading farm villages out in the prairies are much more intriguing and evocative places.

Here's a shot of one of my favorites ... the little town of Ingomar out in Rosebud County. It's not quite a ghost town yet, but it's almost there.


  1. Totally agree. I grew up in northeastern Montana and travelled with my father all over central and eastern Montana. I really enjoy going back there (now live in Australia) and doing a tour of the old towns. Last year took my 33 year old son on the "tour" that included of course, Ingomar and Jersey Lil.

  2. Yep, it's a fascinating part of the world ... perhaps even more so because few people know about it. But for me, at least, the Jersey Lily is very high on my list of Montana destinations.

    And it's interesting ... I spent some time wandering around rural Australia a couple of years ago, and there are strong similarities between the rural areas there and the ones here. I felt very at home down there.