Interested in living in a Montana ghost town for a month, with no electricity or indoor plumbing, and groceries for pay?
So’s everybody else. You’re too late. The job is filled.
Folks at Missoula’s U.S. Bureau of Land Management office are still shaking their heads at the monumental response to their request for a volunteer resident at Garnet Ghost Town. A Missoulian story about the vacancy was posted online Monday afternoon.
“The calls came in almost immediately,” said BLM spokeswoman Maria Craig. “Garnet Ghost Town Ranger Nacoma Gainan told me the next morning he already had 130 emails and he didn’t know how many phone calls. The phone was ringing all morning.”
“We got people asking about it from South Africa, from China, the United Kingdom, Germany and all over the country,” said Craig. “There were more out-of-state people than Montanans calling.”