Was founded in 1862 when John White discovered gold on Grasshopper Creek. As news of the gold strike spread many prospectors and businessmen rushed to Montana hoping to strike it rich. In 1864, Bannack was named as the first Territorial Capital of Montana.
In 1863 gold had been discovered near Virginia City and at that time many prospectors left Bannack in hopes of finding the mother lode in Virginia City. However, some people stayed and explored the use of further mining techniques.
From the late 1860’s to the 1930’s, Bannack continued as a mining town with a fluctuating population. By the 1950’s gold workings had dwindled and most folks had moved on. At that point the State of Montana declared it as a State Park.
Today, over sixty structures remain standing, most of which can be explored. People from all over visit this renowned ghost town to discover their heritage. The Montana State Parks governs the town-site and surrounding area.
The state called us in to Help out with the flooding that happened this spring 2017 in Historic Bannack Montana. We couldn’t be more proud to serve and give a helping hand in time of need.
Thank you for this great opportunity STATE of MONTANA. Anyone suffering from flood waters give us a call here to help 24/7.