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John Phillips & Milo Root

Bannack State Park Ghost Town — Historic Site Tour

Bannack State Park is a ghost town where exploration and imagination are part of the Bannack Experience. Bannack was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1961. Bannack’s history is related to a number a nationally significant themes including the gold rush, Native American relations, national expansion and law and order. One of the stories I think Bannack represents best is the evolution of a community from the gold rush to industrial gold mining. Bannack is a unique historic site that everyone should experience.

John Phillips

John Phillips is an Interpretive Park Ranger at Montana State Parks. His academic background is in American History with an emphasis in the American West. He has been working as an Interpretive Park Ranger for the past 25 years.

Milo Root is the Recreation Manager at Bannack State Park.