GOVERNMENT IS LOOKING FOR ANYONE TO STAY IN THIS CREEPY GHOST TOWN… FOR FREE


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IT LOOKS LIKE AN ORDINARY TOWN, HOWEVER MANY HAVE SAID IT’S ONE OF THE MOST ACTIVE GHOST TOWNS IN AMERICA

Volunteers are chosen annually to work as tour guides and to help with the preservation of the town. You won’t be paid for staying here… however, your food and housing are all covered by the government. Don’t expect internet or electricity or running water for that matter. But, there are a few ghosts to wake you up throughout the night.

The fact that this place turns into an active ghost town by night isn’t holding back the flood of volunteer applications they have received. If you’re interested in volunteering, you’ll want to contact Gainan at the BLM Missoula Field Office at (406) 329-3735 or email ngainan@blm.gov to get an application…. For more information on Garnet’s history, visit GarnetGhostTown.

BLM provides a private furnished cabin with propane stove and refrigerator, wood stove and a food stipend. Volunteers will provide visitor information, lead tours and handle sales of souvenirs.

Those interested could also work with area maintenance, assisting with special events and developing signs and exhibits. Background checks are required for all applicants.

Garnet’s mining history started in the 1860s, when the first lodes of silver and gold were discovered there. At its peak, nearly 1,000 people lived in the small valley....

Mary Jane Adams, 93 years young, is the last living person to have lived in Garnet during the end of the Gold Rush in the early1900s. Sadly she passed away in 2010. 

The town went through several booms and busts, and a small operating mine still functions near the boundary of the town site. Over the years, preservationists restored many of the town’s buildings, including its Miners Union hall, Kelly’s Saloon and several residences.

September is often a busy month, as school groups tour the ghost town before fall weather makes travel difficult.

“We rely on volunteers to do much of our day-to-day stuff,” Gainan said. “We can’t hire full-time personnel or even seasonal personnel. But we have all the stuff you need to live there.”

Those who are interested in volunteering should contact Gainan at the BLM Missoula Field Office by email atngainan@blm.gov. For more information about Garnet, visit the Missoula Field Office’s website at blm.gov/j5ld or the Garnet Preservation Association’s site at blm.gov/k5ld.

Source:  The Missoulian

 

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