Bannack, Montana: The Ghost Town
Built in 1877, the Methodist Church was the first building in Bannack built exclusively for the purpose of worship. Throughout Bannack's history, the women often remarked in their letters and diaries "of the lack of a proper place to worship." Religion played an important part in the lives of the first "respectable" women to come to this little mining town and no doubt had a lot to do with their tolerance of life here. However, not having a place to hold regular meetings was always a problem.