I am thrilled you stopped by to explore Glendale, Montana and its historic past. Glendale, a once thriving community of mining, smelting, and mill workers, is now nothing more than a quiet little ghost town with a smelter stack and single wooden structure to mark the spot where a community of nearly 2000 citizens lived, worked and called home. Glendale is located about 5 miles west of the Big Hole River near present day Melrose. My goal is to create a forum in which we can all learn, share, and engage in dialogue about the community and people we love and remember. Though Glendale maintained a population of 2000 at any one given time, during the 30+ years that the Hecla Consolidated Mining Company operated, tens of thousands made their way through Glendale to work, visit, and in some instances, died.
Our philosophy at Glendalemontana.com is that history and genealogy is a shared resource and should never sit in a drawer collecting dust. If you would like a photograph, simply right click on it and save it to your computer. We are not at all offended that you want to enjoy the history. (That is the mission of this site). This is the only website of its kind which pays tribute to Glendale and the Bryant Mining District. I welcome any input or feedback you may have and welcome any additional information that might help us fill in the history of this area. If you have photos or information, please share! Thank you!