ELKHORN GHOST TOWN, MONTANA
Elkhorn rates right up there as one of the coolest ghost towns we've EVER been to! All you have to do is look at these photos to see why!
When we were here (Cat and Mike's honeymoon) it was POURING rain. It didnt stop Cat. She was so excited to explore the place that by the time she finally got back in the car she was covered from head to toe in mud, and loving it!
The odd thing about Elkhorn's cemetary: there are several single headstones for multiple children. Children from differnet families but the children had died on the same day and all of these headstones were dated the same year. There were three of them like that, here are they're photos. Odd.
We found some information that explains at least one of the graves:
*Great Falls Tribune Parade Oct 9, 1949, Elkhorn Among Best Preserved of Montana's Mining Camps: 'On the afternoon of Sep 27, 1889, Harry Walton, who was nearly 9, and Albin Nelson, 10, found a quicksilver drum which had been loaded with black powder. It was the custom of the camp to fill these quicksilver containers with black powder, and then set off an explosion as a feature of some celebration or other. This was always done by adults, however. Somehow one of these loaded quicksilver drums had been overlooked, to be found by the two boys. Somehow they succeeded in setting off an explosion, in which they were blown to bits. A joint funeral was held a day or two later and the shattered remains were buried in a single grave.'