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Sunrise Ghost Town of the Month

Sunrise is a former mining camp near Hall, MT – situated between Drummond and Philipsburg.  It came about during the Waseca claim – the first patented mine in Montana.  It was deserted in the silver panic near the turn of the century.  Half a century later it was reopened with the hope that it could again produce silver through the large-scale dredging. When the second wave of miners came, they found engineers’ charts and even the dinner bell still hanging.  Silver that could be economically mined was never found.

Little remains of Sunrise, Montana.  The one remaining cabin and gold-painted bed with headboard and footboard still in tact was all that remained.  Outside of town a mill and sundry structure slowly decays.