36: Ghost Town/Ghost Town – Bannack State Park

Giddyup, pardner, and listen to Devon’s cowboy tales from the ghost town full of ghosts: Bannock, Montana!

Secondary topics: Elementary-school/post-apocalyptic survival skills; town full of weird perverts; Wild West naming statistics; a digression to Buffalo Bill and Calamity Jane; Liz’s financial plans; Devon loves Richard Dreyfuss; the cowboy fantasy.

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I have been to Bannack! So some of this episode is recounting my poorly-remembered first-hand experience. However, there is tons and tons of historical data, both on the town and the men and women who lived there. The book I talk about consulting is “Buried Treasures of the Rocky Mountain West” by W. C. Jameson.

Works Consulted:
State Park: http://bannack.org/about-us
Map: http://bannack.org/park-map
http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/mt/bannack.html

Henry Plummer: http://bannack.org/faqs
Henry Plummer
http://www.legendsofamerica.com/mt-henryplummer.html
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/henry-plummer-is-elected-sheriff-of-bannack-montana
http://www.historynet.com/henry-plummer.htm
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=10952198

Plummer’s Gang: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montana_Vigilantes#Road_agents_and_the_Plummer_gang

Gold: http://billingsgazette.com/henry-plummer-s-treasure/article_b67afcb1-932c-50b5-97ec-82da2c1e7d7a.html
https://unsolved.com/gallery/plummers-treasure/

Ghosts: http://www.travelchannel.com/shows/ghost-adventures/episodes/bannack-ghost-town
http://ellenbaumler.blogspot.com/2012/10/dorothy-dunn.html
http://www.legendsofamerica.com/mt-bannackghost.html
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=128552246
http://www.hauntedhouses.com/states/mt/bannack_ghost_town.htm

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