Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Garnet Ghost Town, MT

My research trip adventure to Garnet Ghost Town, MT have me a slew of pictures and an awesome day of relaxed hiking. It was a working day, but one that felt so much more like the vacation I haven't had in a few years. I laughed, snapped photos, read historical notes, and just plain loved it. See a few of my helpful research photos and the captions of how they'll relate to Lucky's Draw, my next book.

Do you feel or "live" the stories when you visit old ghost towns or museums? I sure do!
See the white iron bed in the top center window? That could be Lucky's room where she, um, practices her trade ...  
Front of the old Well's Hotel building inspiring Lucky's establishment.
A view of downtown Garnet, MT from the hiking trail.
Love this old bellow in the smithy. Perfect for details needed in chapter 2. By the way, this antique is about as tall as I am at 5'6"!


  1. I did, Dianna! I think we need to do a lot more of this with our kids in school. Not just go see a ghost town, or museum, or whatever. But ask them to imagine a person, family, town. Ask them to wonder about how they lived. I think it's important to make history come alive.

  2. Angie, I had no idea that bellows were that large!!

    Thanks for sharing the photos.

  3. Ang, great photos. I know you had fun 'living' your book. :)