Then and Now Photos

The following photos display the cultural and architectural evolution of a number of major mining sites. All historical photos are courtesy of the Montana Historical Society Photo Archives, Helena.

THEN
NOW
Alta concentrator at Corbin, circa 1895

Alta concentrator at Corbin, 1895

Alta, July 2000

Same view, 2000

Drumlummon Mine and mill, 1894

Drumlummon Mine and mill, 1894

Drumlummon Mine, July 2000

Same view, 2000

Drumlummon Mine and Northern Pacific Trestle, 1894

Drumlummon Mine, 1894

Drumlummon Mine and Northern Pacific Trestle, July 2000

Same view, July 2000

Empire Mill, 1888

Empire Mill, 1888

Empire Mill, July 2000

Same view, July 2000

Spring Hill ore conveyor, circa 1935

Spring Hill ore conveyor, 1935

Spring Hill ore conveyor, July 2000

Same view, 2000

Spring Hill mill, 1934

Spring Hill mill, 1934

Slowey Mill After Reclamation

Slowey tailings after reclamation

Spring Hill tailings impoundment, 1939

Spring Hill tailings impoundment, 1939

Spring Hill tailings impoundment, 1999

Same view after 1999 Reclamation

Wickes charcoal kilns, December 1886

Wickes charcoal kilns, 1886

Wickes charcoal kilns, July 2000

Same view, July 2000

Wickes Smelter, December 1886

Wickes Smelter, 1886

Wickes Smelter, July 2000

Same view, 2000

Wickes Smelter, December 1886

Wickes Smelter, 1886

Wickes Smelter, July 2000

Same view, 2000

Store & railroad depot, December 1886

Store & railroad depot, 1886

Store & railroad depot, July 2000

Same view, 2000

Wickes main street, December 1886

Wickes main street, 1886

Wickes main street, July 2000

Same view, 2000

Town of Wickes, December 1886

Town of Wickes, 1886

Town of Wickes, July 2000

Same view, 2000

Town of Wickes, December 1886

Town of Wickes, 1886

Town of Wickes, July 2000

Same view, 2000

Gregory Smelter Site, 1934

Gregory Smelter Site, 1934

Gregory Smelter Site, August 2000

Same view, 2000

Alta Mine Site, circa 1890

Alta Mine Site, 1890

Alta Mine Site, 1999

Same view after 1999 Reclamation