The Government Would Pay You Money To Live In This Ghost Town
From 1862 to 1916, hundreds of thousands of dollars in gold were discovered in the mines surrounding a town hidden in a remote valley. Garnet was first named Mitchell in 1895 and had ten houses. The main part of the town was built on the Garnet Lode. Later changing its name to Garnet, it was a rich gold mining area. It was secluded in the forest mountains of Montana. Before being deserted in 1950, it was a booming mining hub with a population of about 1,000. The town had all the necessary facilities for a normal urban living: hotels, barbershops, a doctor’s office and more than a dozen saloons (miners sure love to drink). Eventually, the gold ran out and on top of that a fire in 1912 destroyed half the town, which was never rebuilt. Today, people believe it is one of the most haunted mining towns in America.
The Bureau of Land Management is offering volunteers the chance to live in the ghost town absolutely free of charge. Well, maybe not absolutely, because in exchange of this privilege they must carry out some duties such as leading tours. People say the most haunted place is Kelly’s Saloon. Visitors allege that you can hear music and voices echoing from the inside, even when the town is deserted.
Having all of this in mind, would you be interested in spending thirty or more days living and working in a ghost town? Aside from lodging, volunteers get a food stipend. If we managed to really interest you with this video, you can call the Missoula Field Office at (406) 329-3914.