This fine Neo-classical style building represents Pony’s most affluent period, when area mines produced significant wealth. In 1902, the population soared to a record 1,000. School trustees secured financing and selected prominent Butte architect H.…

Two coarse rubble stone walls, wooden walls extending above and beyond the stone walls at the rear, and a wooden roof housed this twenty-stamp gold mill built in 1883. Henry Elling (1848-1900) and William W. Morris (1840-1904) were the mill’s…

About 1866, a prospector of very small stature, Tecumseh "Pony" Smith, left his nickname attached to the creek where he found gold. In 1875, a settlement bearing his name grew to serve local miners. Pony's early population reflected the whims of…