A photographic journey through Montana’s vanished towns

  • Neeko and Rylee Ferguson watch their grandmother Julia Ferguson drive a combine near Cartersville.

    Jeremy Lurgio
  • Karl Morledge skis with his grandson across the icy lake near Alpine, actually a small group of private cabins.

    Jeremy Lurgio
  • Frank Hartman gazes at the old schoolyard in Horton; his father, the town's last resident, was killed by a train a year before the town was erased from the map.

    Jeremy Lurgio
  • The community of Flatwillow preserved the old hall and began hosting annual community dances like those of the hall's heyday.

    Jeremy Lurgio
  • Frank Hartman walks by old farm equipment in Horton.

    Jeremy Lurgio
  • Seen through a knothole in an old structure, the sun sets on the remnants of Vananda, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has kept its place on the map despite being uninhabited.

    Jeremy Lurgio
  • A few families still farm near the town of Fergus.

    Jeremy Lurgio
  • Julia Ferguson drives a combine near the town of Cartersville, a former stop on the Milwaukee Railroad.

    Jeremy Lurgio
  • A handful of families call Christina home, where a red barn with the words "Christina, Montana" marks its existence.

    Jeremy Lurgio
  • One of the few remaining structures in Moorhead.

    Jeremy Lurgio