Montana Mainstreets, Volume 1
A Guide to Historic Virginia City

by Marilyn Grant

foreword by Paul Putz, State of Montana Historic Preservation Officer with Afterword by John D. Ellingsen, Curator of Virginia City

published by Montana Historical Society Press

  • The gold-rush-era town of Virginia City, purchased by the State of Montana to preserve for posterity, makes a fitting first subject for the Montana Mainstreets series. Once it was Montana's acting territorial capital and the center of trade for Alder Gulch, the site of the richest placer mines in the world, but Virginia City became a town almost frozen in time once gold deposits played out and the state capital moved to Helena in 1889. Today, Virginia City attracts visitors from all over the world, who marvel at its intact architecture. If walking down Virginia City's streets is like a trip backwards in time, the road map for that journey is Guide to Historic Virginia City.

80 pages, 6 x 9 , 34 b/w photos, 3 illustrations, 3 map(s), index, appendix, 104 softcovers per case, Paperback

ISBN 10: 091729856X
ISBN 13: 9780917298561


    This exciting guidebook series focuses on the history and architecture of Montana towns. Based on State Historic Preservation office records, Montana Mainstreets guides provide windows to the past by pointing readers to the buildings, historic sites, and parks that act as monuments to Montana's history. Detailed Maps, historic photographs, and lively prose help these guides bring Montana's history and architecture alive.





Montana Mainstreets, Volume 1
A Guide to Historic Virginia City

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Former associate editor of Montana The Magazine of Western History, Marilyn Grant first explored Virginia City during childhood visits to her grandmother's home in Bozeman, Montana. Now retired, she lives in Helena, where she continues to write, edit, and explore the state.

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