Radersburg, Montana (video)

Radersburg, Montana (population 70) is about 25 minutes north of I-90, east of the continental divide. We went there last weekend looking for dirt biking and good views, and to check out the Elkhorn Mountains.

Film by Emily Stifler. Music: “Red Umbrella” by Pterodactyl Plains.

The first gold was discovered in Radersburg in the early 1860s. In 1866, John A. Keating’s mine brought people to town. There are still well-kept period buildings and abandoned mining camps nearby. On the dirt bike track, Pat rode over mine tailings and saw folks placer mining in a creek.

Just above town, the Elkhorn Mountains are home to the largest migratory elk herd on public land in the U.S. This area has special hunting regulations, and hard-to-get hunting tags for massive trophy bulls.

Award-winning actress, Myrna Loy (August 2, 1905 – December 14, 1993) was born in nearby Parker, which no longer exists. She started her career in silent pictures, type-cast as an exotic, femme fatale character. After the advent of sound films, she often played a witty professional, and was famous for starring in the “Thin Man” movies.

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About Emily Stifler

I grew up in Vermont and live in Bozeman, Montana. I love topography: mountains, rocks, weather and people.
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