NAME: Silesia
COUNTY: Carbon
CLIMATE: Cold winters, hot and dry summers.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Usually anytime
COMMENTS: There are a few residents, the bar/grill is still opened but the post office and general store are abandoned. There is good fishing nearby.
REMAINS: Semi-deserted - The school is gone but theb post office and general store are still there, but abaddoned. It is 11 miles south of Laurel. The only business still there is a bar/grill. There are fewb people who live there. The road there is good to. UPDATE - Post office and General store gone 2002 summer.
Silesia was a small farming community that never got real big. The post office and general store are now abandoned but the bar/grill is still open. It is mainly a bedroom community for Laurel or Red Lodge now. At one time there was a scandel because a family in town adopted 2 indian children and they were not allowed to attend school. The family had to move onto the reservation so they could go to school. The schoolhouse just recently burned down, it was one of the last one room schools in Montana.It was a large blue building and was converted into a house later. Submitted by: Roxanne Sharbono