Pony, Montana

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Pony
Unincorporated area
Pony, Montana
Pony, Montana
Coordinates: 45°39′31″N 111°53′40″W / 45.65861°N 111.89444°W / 45.65861; -111.89444Coordinates: 45°39′31″N 111°53′40″W / 45.65861°N 111.89444°W / 45.65861; -111.89444[1]
Website www.ponymontana.com
Ore mill in Pony
Pony Historic District
Pony, Montana is located in Montana
Pony, Montana
Pony, Montana is located in the US
Pony, Montana
Location Town of Pony, SW of Harrison, Pony, Montana
Area 192 acres (78 ha)
Architectural style Queen Anne, other
MPS Pony MRA
NRHP Reference # 87001264[2]
Added to NRHP August 4, 1987

Pony is an unincorporated community in northeastern Madison County, Montana, United States on the eastern edge of the Tobacco Root Mountains. It includes the 192 acres (78 ha) Pony Historic District, a historic district with 95 contributing buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2][3][4]

The town gained its name from the nickname of one of its early miners, Tecumseth Smith, a small man nicknamed "Pony" because of his diminutive size.[5][6]

Settled in the 1860s, in the late nineteenth century, Pony was a prosperous gold-mining community with at least 5,000 residents. Mining operations declined in the early 20th century and all were closed by 1922.[5] A number of historic buildings from Pony's boom era remain in the old town today.

Former Montana Lieutenant Gov. Karl Ohs owned a ranch in Pony.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Pony, Montana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ Mark T. Fiege (November 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Pony Historic District" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved December 30, 2016.  with 35 photos from 1985
  4. ^ Mark T. Fiege (November 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Historic Resources of Pony, Montana" (PDF). Retrieved December 30, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "Pony, Montana". ghosttowns.com. Retrieved April 17, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Pony, Montana". Travel Montana. Retrieved April 17, 2016. 

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