Rochester

The Watseca gold mine was discovered in 1869 and the town of Rochester sprang up. The Watseca mine was operated until the 1980s. A few stone buildings, a wooden head frame, a modern gold mill (now abandoned) and the old cemetery remain. Located about eight or nine miles from Twin Bridges.

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  • Contact Information:
  • Twin Bridges Public Library
  • 206 S Main
  • Twin Bridges, MT 59754
  • 406-684-5416

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