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Available for you in this lot is a collection of four photographs of the infamous Montana boom town - Taft. Taft, Montana - Named after William H. Taft, was originally populized as a railroad construction camp to the Chicago, Milwaukee, & St. Paul R.R., during their construction of the transcontinental line from Chicago to the Pacific Coast. Taft was said to be "the wickedest city in America", housing (at its peak) 2,000 residents, with up to 500 of the locals being prostitutes. Taft was also home to 27 saloons, with only one grocery, and one drug store. After completion of the 8,750 foot tunnel, through the heart of rugged Montana mountain territory, the town of Taft began to deplete. The town was formally decommissioned when "The Big Burn" of 1910 rolled through, and burnt the town to the ground. Today, the ghost town of Taft can be found off Exit 5 on Interstate 90. The photographs are housed in a beautiful frame, which includes an in-depth piece of provenance on the back. The frame measures 28" tall, and 10 7/8" wide.


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Taft, Montana Photograph Collection Circa 1908

Estimate $125 - $300Aug 25, 2018
34156 E Frontage Rd
Bozeman, MT 59715
United States
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