The Rolands, from Missoula, have spent two decades locating and photographing ghost towns that arose during Montana’s gold and silver rushes of the 19th century.
Here, 250 of their color images are collected, along with intriguing historical photographs of the towns’ heydays.
Fifer’s text tells about life in the towns, prospectors, outlaws, vigilantes, town characters, corporate shenanigans, and more. Colorful newspaper excerpts let the camps speak for themselves. Index.