CLIMATE: Cool winter and summer.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime.
Just southwest of White Sulpher Springs.
UPDATE: Last year, during November, I had the chance to visit Castle City
in Montana. The most important thing that I discovered is that Castle is
on Private land. There is a road running through the middle of town, offering
many nice views of town, along with several of it's buildings. There are
a few stone foundations remaining, and more wooden structures off the road
a ways. Some of these are in very good condition. The road goes up further
into the State Park lands, where the mine that made Castle is located. I
have taken several pictures, and will submit these within the next few days.
Thanks, Peter Jolly
REMAINS: Some remnants.
|Probably the best-known one time resident of Castle City was Calamity Jane. She came to Castle to open a restaurant determined to lead a lady-like existence. Such was not to be. She eventually returned to the boomtown of Deadwood in the Black Hills where she was welcomed "home" but continued to be the Calamity Jane everyone had come to know. Castle was a silver and lead-producing town. Started about the late 1870s, the town grew to around 2000 residents during its peak period. It had one major problem. It lacked transportation, which meant everything had to be hauled out as well as in. Castle began to go down hill when silver was demonetized in 1893. People began to leave in droves for greener pastures, leaving behind those who thought they could make it by mining lead. When the price of lead dropped, the town was finished. There were, however, two old timers who stayed on until 1938 when their time also ran out. If you are in the neighborhood, take time to visit Castle City. You will enjoy it. Submitted by Henry Chenowith.||