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Located in Jefferson County, Montana is a ghost town called Elkhorn. The town was rich in silver and during its peak period had a school, church, stores and brothels.

In 1893 the Fraternity Hall was built for social gatherings and is one of the best preserved buildings left there.

As the desire for silver decreased the town dwindled and a diphtheria attack from 1888-1889 resulted in a lot of deaths. Soon after the railroad service to Elkhorn was halted and a fraction of the inhabitants remained.

Now a few buildings are left standing but a number of the cabins have been reoccupied and refurbished.