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Montana Mountain was the site of the great silver rush in the early 1900s

Montana Mountain was the site of the great silver rush in the early 1900s. Conrad, a town located on the Windy Arm side of the mountain, was briefly home to almost 5,000 people and almost the capital of the territory. 

Montana Mountain was the site of the great silver rush in the early 1900s. Conrad, a town located on the Windy Arm side of the mountain, was briefly home to almost 5,000 people and almost the capital of the territory. A tramline – thought to be the longest in the world – was built up the mountainside to connect Conrad to the Mountain Hero mine. Unfortunately for the miners, the boom didn’t last and by 1910 the town had all but disappeared. Small mines have operated off and on with the last one shutting down operations in the 1980s. The old tramline still stands and its route is the basis of the Mountain Hero trail. There are still lots of old mine shafts and mining artifacts on the mountain. Please be safe…

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