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Abandoned settlements and mines.
Posted By: mkgd1, 01-09-2020, 06:54 PM

I could not find a recent thread on this subject. There are hundreds of abandoned mines, ghost towns etc. across the country and especially here in the west. Some you can drive right up to and some you need serious off road capability. I have many pictures of such places, taken with my bridge camera or phone, before I returned to the Pentax fold in December.
I will start this off with a picture I took with my new (to me) K-3 a couple of weeks ago.
It is an abandoned settlement and gas station in the Union Pass between Kingman & Bullhead city Arizona. It was homesteaded in 1897 by Jonathan Draper Richardson and his wife Victoria, on the site of an old army post. They ran this until their death in 1935 and 1940. The business was operated by their descendants until it was bypassed by the new highway 68 in the late nineteen eighties.
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10-24-2020, 06:08 PM - 1 Like   #91
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QuoteOriginally posted by mkgd1 Quote
I grew up in a coal mining town in Yorkshire, several uncles were coal miners and most of the men in my wife's family. I also have a few "cousin Jacks" in my family tree. I never felt the desire to go down't pit myself. I do however find the history of mining fascinating.
One of my wife's grandmothers was from Knaresborough, Yorkshire. She immigrated to Canada around 1910 or so.

We've visited Yorkshire, a beautiful place.

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Inyo mine in Death Valley NP, revisited Oct 2020
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Nice, warm light of October in the desert. Really nice colors.

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Nice, warm light of October in the desert. Really nice colors.

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Thanks, it was a lovely afternoon. Just as we were about to leave, the wind kicked up to about 38 mph throwing swirls of dust about and crashing the visibility

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This cabin, situated in Ash Meadows national wildlife reserve Nevada, was built in the late nineteenth century by Jack Longstreet (1838-1928) last of the desert frontiersmen and gun slingers. It was built into the side of a spring mound with a cave through the back wall to provide natural cooling in the desert heat.
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Jack Longstreet's cabin for me is a new bit of fascinating Nevada lore thanks to your post and photos . Much obliged sir !
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Jack Longstreet's cabin for me is a new bit of fascinating Nevada lore thanks to your post and photos . Much obliged sir !
He was an interesting guy. Lots of stories on the internet about his escapades, including a biography. He is buried in Belmont about 200 miles north of the cabin.
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