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Montana Sunset


Montana Sunset
from Virginia City Hill

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Virginia City, Montana

Last night I was invited to join 16 other friends on an old firetruck tour of our nearby “Ghost Town” – old mining town – still our Madison County capitol – Virginia City.

The tour began around 7:45 pm. The driver spoke non-stop into his microphone and gave us a history of this town where gold brought 60,000 people to live and mine in the period from 1863 to around the beginning of 1900.

Sunset over the Tobacco Root Range

We watched the sun set as we listened to the fascinating stories of the Old West.

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Headed through the little one main road town on Highway 287, we passed the old courthouse, built in 1876, still beautiful and useful today.

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Heading up the hill, we passed the welcome sign, acknowledging that VC has been “Resisting change since 1863.”

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About 200 people call this home year-round … maybe double that number in the summertime. But, it’s a great tourist trap. Check it out on your AAA brochures! They give it 5 stars, I think.

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There are plenty of old homes on Main Street (287) and the street just above it. Don’t miss Elling House and the old stone Episcopal Church a couple blocks up the hill. Also, the old Opera House, with its great Vaudevillle type performances, at the west end of town is a must see!

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The sky kept getting prettier and prettier!

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We stopped at the top of Virginia City Hill by an old cemetery for some appetizers at about 8:45 pm…

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…and continued to admire the sunset.

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It was dazzling!

And as the sliver of a moon began to shine in a darkening sky, we headed home.

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I hope you had a lovely Wednesday evening, too.

Have a great Thursday!
Just love one another…

red and white ribbon
See ya later!

Comments on: "Montana Sunset" (7)

  1. Beautiful pictures! I hope you also stopped and got some ice-cream there 😁 !

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  2. God’s world is amazingly beautiful, isn’t it?

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  3. Scenic pictures! Virginia City is a “must see” destination. I have been there a of couple times, and my camera always enjoys the experience. There is a lot of rich history in the area.

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  4. Loved that your were able to join us on the firetruck, Jan. Thanks for posting the beautiful pictures of our Virginia City adventure.

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