Gold Rush Town of Bannack — Montana’s First Capital

On the Road, Trivia
on September 23, 2001
gold-panning
Stuart Englert Corrie and Kevin Habib, of Cummings, Ga., look for "color" while panning with son Jack at the oldest operating gold mine east of the Mississippi.
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The gold rush town of Bannack became Montana's first capital in 1864, the year Montana became a territory. By 1865, gold strikes elsewhere had all but emptied the town of about 3,000, and the territorial capital moved to Virginia City (pop. 130). Today, Bannack is a ghost town and state park.

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