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GHOST TOWN CHURCH

Methodist Church in Bannack, Montana. In 1877, it was the first building in the former Montana territorial capital to be put up exclusively for worship. More than 50 buildings remain in what is now a state park. Bannack was founded in 1862 after gold was discovered in Grasshopper Creek, and it remained a mining town into the 1930s.

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