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Spirit Tailings: Ghost Tales from Virginia City, Butte, and Helena [Kindle Edition]

Ellen Baumler

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Floorboards creaking. Inanimate objects flying off walls. Fleeting glimpses of ghostly figures moving in solemn grace through the halls and walls of our homes and offices. We all recognize these telltale signs of haunted places, and in this delightful collection of stories from Montana's legendary mining towns the state's supernatural history comes to life.

Ellen Baumler has tracked down descendants and participants, searched out historical records, and interviewed hundreds in her passionate pursuit of the ghost tales of Helena, Virginia City, and Butte. With a lively pen and critical eye, she captures in these wonderful stories Montana's rich cultural heritage--and scares the bejesus out of you to boot.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5467 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Montana Historical Society Press (28 Oct. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00G9MX6ZO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars Spine-tingling account of ghosts in Montana's mining towns 8 Nov. 2002
By Karen D. Stevens - Published on
Spirit Tailings recounts tales of hauntings in three of Montana's mining towns. The author, a historical researcher, has done considerable investigation into the background of the hauntings. Not content with legend, she has sought out present-day witnesses wherever possible, and also recounts her own eerie experiences in some of the buildings. Well-written and at times absolutely chilling!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ghosts of Virginia City, Butte and Helena 10 Nov. 2007
By Lance M. Foster - Published on
Baumler is an interpretive historian for the Montana Historical Society, and she brings her professional credentials and storytelling ability to create what has become a very popular book here in Montana. Baumler travels around the state, and people tell her their stories, which she takes further through historical research. The sites covered in "Spirit Tailings" include:

Virginia City: Tollhouse ruins in Meadow Valley; Boot Hill and Hillside Cemeteries; House on Cover Street; Elling House; Bonanza House and Bonanza Inn; Episcopal Church; Lightning Splitter (house); Bennett House Country Inn; Gohn House.

Nevada City (only a few miles from Virginia City): Cabin #5; Nevada City Hotel

Butte: The underground mines; Anaconda Hill; Speculator Mine/Granite Mountain shaft; Quartz Street Fire Station (now Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives); Metals Bank Building; Butte-Silver Bow County Courthouse and Jail; Forsythe house; Maury house; Dumas Hotel/Brothel; East 2nd Street house

Helena: Grassy slope near Public Library (story of John Denn); Robinson Park/Sixth Ward Old Catholic Cemetery; Mamie's Bells (Cathedral; Resurrection Cemetery; Zastrow House; Lenox Addition house; Pioneer Cabin and Reeder's Alley; 10th Avenue rowhouse; Grandstreet Theater; Tatem House; Montana Club and Rathskeller; and even Baumler's own home in Helena has had paranormal happenings!

A great collection of Montana stories, not to be missed!
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