The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

Montana State Park of the Week Elkhorn State Park

 

October 6, 2021

Traveling along gravel secondary roads outside of Boulder, you'll find the once thriving town of Elkhorn, now one of the smallest state parks in the state.

See the remnants of this 19th century mining town preserved as examples of frontier architecture.

Three-quarters of a mile up the main road that runs through town (just outside of the state park property) lies the town cemetery where visitors can see the tombstone of Swiss miner Peter Wys who originally discovered the silver veins in the Elkhorn Mine!

Rich with mineral deposits (including silver), the Boulder Batholith originally drew se...



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