After leaving Warren Bridge we met up with friends Audrey and Ken whom we met last year while camping in Grand Teton NP. They are now summer residents in the cute little town of Ennis, MT on the west side of Yellowstone. It was great to get caught up on travels adventures over the past year and they showed us around the region including a trip up to the nearby historic towns of Virginia City and Nevada City. Virginia City, the former Montana state capital, has been designated a National Historic Landmark District, and was as a gold rush boom town. Many of the original structures remain and are open for viewing. Nevada City, only a few miles away retains some of its original buildings but over 108 others have been moved to the area from nearby, creating a large outdoor living history museum.
Nevada City is also home to North America’s largest collection of automated music machines and many still function. It was fun to put the quarters in the slot and watch them go into action (and hear them at the other end of town).