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Virginia City, Montana

Virginia City, MT Founded on gold mining in 1863, this town once had about 10,000 residents—including Calamity Jane—and was even briefly the capital of the Montana Territory. Maybe it was bad karma having your capital share the name of another state, or just the fact that gold ran out, but the city has been frozen in time since the late 19 th century.

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A graphite of a friend's grandfather. I believe in the photo reference, he was getting ready to ride in a parade to celebrate the arrival of Teddy Roosevelt to Miles City, Montana.

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