The Diamond City Building was built in 1864 and moved to the outdoor history museum of Nevada City, Montana, USA.
The Diamond City Building was built in 1864 in a town now washed away by hydraulic gold mining. The building was moved to the outdoor history museum of Nevada City, Montana, and was featured in movies such as "Return to Lonesome Dove" (1993) and "A Thousand Pieces of Gold" (1989). Nevada City was a booming placer gold mining camp from 1863-1876, but quickly declined into a virtual ghost town. This fascinating town inspires you to imagination what life must have been like in early Montana when gold was discovered at nearby Alder Gulch. More than 90 buildings from across Montana have been gathered for preservation at Nevada City, mostly owned by the people of the State of Montana, and managed by the Montana Heritage Commission. In 2001, the excellent PBS television series "Frontier House" used one of the buildings and its furnishings to train families in re-creating pioneer life. A miner's court trial and hanging of George Ives in the main street of Nevada City was the catalyst for forming the Vigilantes, a group of citizens famous for taking justice into their own hands in 1863-1864. Directions: go 27 miles southeast of Twin Bridges, Montana on Highway 287.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download