About Silver Star, Mt
About Silver Star, Montana Silver Star is located in southwestern Montana along the Jefferson River on the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail. Lewis & Clark passed through Silver Star in early August 1805 in their search for a water route to the Pacific. On August fourth William Clark and the main party of men with the canoes camped just across the river from present day Silver Star, while Meriweather Lewis was scouting the route ahead on foot. Read more about Lewis and Clark on the Jefferson River. Silver Star is the third oldest town in Montana, a story which began in 1866 when a prospector named Greene Campbell discovered gold on the side of a hill about 1 1/2 miles west of the present town site. He filed a mining claim under his name, and the "Greene Campbell" became No. 1 in the book of Montana patent records. Read more about Silver Star History. Today Silver Star is a quiet little town of at least 30 people, probably more like 60-- if you include the outlying "suburbs" and ranches. Renee Nansel operates the internet bookstore through Granny's Country Store, where we also run the post office and keep a handful of groceries available for the locals. Other Main Street businesses in Silver Star include an antique and clock shop and a taxidermy studio. Silver Star is rich in local personalities, several of which have been profiled in the Three Rivers Edition of the Montana Standard,.