COUNTY: Silver Bow
CLIMATE: Snow in winter.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: July through September.
Highland City is located approximately
15 miles south of Butte, Montana. Its elevation is approximately
8,000 feet. It was a boom town between 1865 and 1875 and produced
lots of gold. There are still many miners cabins at the site
along with a cemetery. One of the interesting things that you
will see in Highland City is old water lines made from logs that
were strung together with leather joints. These water lines were
set up to wash the placer gold. The site is excessible by a good
Forest Service logging road. The city itself actually sat on
the Continental Divide.
REMAINS: Miner's cabins and cemetery.
|The reason for this towns existence was the abundance of placer gold which is still found there today. The estimated population was approximately 3,000 and was worked from 1865 to 1875. Submitted by Tom Williams.|