“Montana Ghost Towns” in Trailer Life

Trailer Life Magazine August 2014 Montana Ghost Towns

August 2014 issue of Trailer Life
Story and photos by Emily & Mark Fagan

The August 2014 issue of Trailer Life Magazine is featuring our story about two delightful and fascinating ghost towns in Montana: Virginia City and Nevada City.  Back in 1863 these two towns were absolutely bursting with activity.  Over time their good fortune faltered, and today they are loaded with ghosts and are really fun to visit.

Located just a mile apart and only about an hour and a half from Yellowstone National Park, these two towns make the legendary Wild West come alive.  It was a time when Montana was not yet a state and when adventurous folks flocked to new gold strikes with dreams of getting rich quick.

As we stood in the buildings at these sites and imagined what it would have been like to endure the bitter and snowy Montana winters inside a twelve foot by twelve foot home, suddenly the dreary Gold Rush and Civil War chapters in our American history books sprang to life with human drama.  We came away from these ghost towns with an immense respect for the early settlers.

For more info about these engaging towns, visit our blog posts from Virginia City and Nevada City,. Official websites about the area can be found at: Virginia/Nevada City Tourism and Montana Heritage Commission.

The August 2014 issue of Trailer Life is on newsstands now, and is most easily found at big chain bookstores, Camping World and at RV and camping supply stores.  We have enjoyed reading Trailer Life for many years.  It covers not only fun travel destinations, like these ghost towns, but also technical topics about RVs and RV systems.

We receive a 4-6% commission on each purchase from the Amazon links here. I’m not sure if 4% of the “free” online magazine subscription is $0 for us, but I do know you are given two weeks to try it out and are then charged the annual fee if you decide to keep it.  Any purchase made through these or other Amazon links on our site helps us cover our out-of-pocket costs for sharing our adventures via this blog. If you do buy something, we’d love for you to drop us a line and let us know so we can say thanks!

Find more of our commercially published work in our Press Room.