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Shafter Silver Mine

The history of Shafter is closely tied to silver mining. There is evidence that the Spaniards prospected for valuable ores in the area during the early 1600s, but Shafter became a mining town only after September 1880, when John W. 490 more words


Day 22 - Goldfields and Ghost Towns

The day started with an early morning walk around Kalgoorlie, seeing the old buildings that sprang up with the gold rush.

Up the hill just outside town is the Superpit, Australia’s largest open cut mine. 268 more words

Dual-sport Motorcycle

Exit 41- The Ghosts of Rugby Road-Huerfano County Colorado

Being a former rugby player I have difficulty every time I pass Exit 41 on southbound Interstate 25 in Colorado. Exit 41 is a simple green sign emblazoned in white with the words “Rugby Road” as you approach the tail end of Colorado, less than 75 miles from New Mexico.   1,187 more words

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Ghost shack HDR

On a drive back from Jackson hole, WY to Idaho Falls last weekend I spotted this long abandoned little house which is only being supported by the (leaning) chimney sticking through the roof. 13 more words

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