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bob3 was bob2
08-13-2010, 02:18 PM
We have clubs for cars, prospectors, etc ad infinitum, but do we have any clubs for ghosttowners? I think it would be excellent if we had a club dedicated to the preservation and exploring of ghost towns. I know many prospecting clubs actually own some private land they prospect on, but what about a club dedicated to purchasing and preserving old ghost towns? I am not sure if there are enough of us ghosttowners to create such as club, but I wanted to see what others thought of the idea.

bad bob
08-16-2010, 05:55 PM
We have clubs for cars, prospectors, etc ad infinitum, but do we have any clubs for ghosttowners? I think it would be excellent if we had a club dedicated to the preservation and exploring of ghost towns. I know many prospecting clubs actually own some private land they prospect on, but what about a club dedicated to purchasing and preserving old ghost towns? I am not sure if there are enough of us ghosttowners to create such as club, but I wanted to see what others thought of the idea.




ANY such org dedicated to preserving gt's, etc, is an outstanding idea (IMO), Bob. :)

Tsarevna
08-16-2010, 09:04 PM
Yeah. :) Cool idea. I hear there used to be caravan excursions that the members would organize on this site long ago. It would be a good start.

Peter999
01-18-2011, 08:02 PM
I'm interested in particular any groups in New Mexico.

Mikejts
02-17-2011, 08:57 AM
ANY such org dedicated to preserving gt's, etc, is an outstanding idea (IMO), Bob. :)

FYI I tried to start a thread for Preservation. Perhaps some of you can join in that thread and something can get rolling. Search the forum for Preservation and it should take you to the link. Contribute what other groups are attempting to accomplish and help preserve our history. Here is the link to the Vulture Mine project.

http://www.savevulturemine.org (http://www.savevulturemine.org/) -- The Vulture Mine Preservation and Restoration Association's mission is to save the 1863 Vulture Gold Mine/Vulture City site and buildings. The buildings straddle private and adjoining public land. VMPRA's goal is to purchase the property that is privately owned and, in parallel while funds are being raised for the purchase, to preserve and manage the buildings that are on BLM land. We have done an extensive amount of research and are also working on the interpretive element of the project.
Here is your link -

Ghostdancer
06-01-2011, 09:25 AM
Oh, I wish...

Mike Woodfin
06-24-2011, 03:13 AM
I'm interested in particular any groups in New Mexico.


You guys in NM might want to get behind Steins, NM just to be aware of the fate of the town with the murder of Larry Link. (towns owner) I am positive that the property will go to the family, however that raises all kind of possibilities positive and negative.

Will it be reopened for the public or sold.

It would pay to watch what unfolds.

Mikejts
06-25-2011, 10:38 AM
You guys in NM might want to get behind Steins, NM just to be aware of the fate of the town with the murder of Larry Link. (towns owner) I am positive that the property will go to the family, however that raises all kind of possibilities positive and negative.

Will it be reopened for the public or sold.

It would pay to watch what unfolds.

Good point. I was just there in March. I would hate to see it destroyed. Here are some photos from march. http://www.rockymountainprofiles.com/steins_nm.htm

Mike Woodfin
06-28-2011, 04:20 PM
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06-28-2011, 04:24 PM
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Apollo
03-23-2013, 08:01 PM
We have clubs for cars, prospectors, etc ad infinitum, but do we have any clubs for ghosttowners? I think it would be excellent if we had a club dedicated to the preservation and exploring of ghost towns. I know many prospecting clubs actually own some private land they prospect on, but what about a club dedicated to purchasing and preserving old ghost towns? I am not sure if there are enough of us ghosttowners to create such as club, but I wanted to see what others thought of the idea.

For those in Colorado, especially the Denver metro area--the Ghost Town Club of Colorado has been around since 1957. And they do field trips. Their web site is: http://ghosttownclub.org

Digger
05-01-2013, 08:45 PM
Sounds like fun, any Ghost Town clubs here in AZ

rocketranger33
05-13-2013, 10:37 AM
Yep that me with the Western Union Intro on the phone 862 243 0769

El Burro Camaro
05-13-2013, 02:35 PM
I would love to have one in Florida. The only problem is that I'm up in Jacksonville and most of my ghost towning is done when I travel to the southern half of the state.

rocketranger33
05-14-2013, 03:43 PM
I would look near PANAMA CITY in Florida or the Everglades

TreasureKurt
06-09-2013, 08:10 PM
Not specifically ghost towns but there are several groups in Utah that visit ghost towns regularly.

ExpeditionUtah: All things outdoors in Utah, heavily focused on historical aspects and vehicle based exploration
Utah Gold Prospectors Association: Just as the name implies
NUTS Club: Metal detector club
Utah Treasure Club: Metal detecting/screening, etc. Lots of trips to ghost towns
Mojave Underground: Mine history and exploration

Additionally there are a good number of 4WD and photography clubs that visit Utah ghost towns on a regular basis.

GefahrMike253
09-24-2013, 04:38 PM
It is sad to see these sites go.....Lost art form that can never be replaced.

Mike Woodfin
10-14-2013, 06:42 PM
I would look near PANAMA CITY in Florida or the Everglades

Ghost Towns in FL are all over. Unfortunately, many have gone the way of the bulldozer. Fort Ogden downtown area was literally blown away by a hurricane. I went down to get updated pics and literally drove right through town and never saw anything. I had to go back and start searching.

There are several in the Central FL area. Some are sections of larger cities but still have ruins or structures that date back to the town. Some towns were sawmill towns that played out and moved on. Sumica still has some structures of the sawmill but Polk County will not let you in without official escort. You can see some pictures I took on the internet.

Centralia can be found but is on protected land so no souvieners (sp?) or metal detectors. Hefty fines if caught.

Check out the myriad of others on the old GT site. Many are still there. Be glad to help ya if you need it.

Mike

mexbearlll
12-01-2014, 05:56 AM
Any GT clubs in the Reno, NV. AREA ?