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    Toccoa still exists, but the majority of the camp...

    Toccoa still exists, but the majority of the camp does not. There is a sign and a trail up Currahee. On my next trip to Atlanta, I am going to stop by to take a look and perhaps a hike/run up the...
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    If the shaft is abandoned, there is probably a really good reason for that. The shafts I have seen in Arizona are supported by wood beams about a hundred years old. Cave ins, not just snakes are a...
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    Thought for you

    My guess is that because of the iron fence (means it was permanent), that you stumbled on a family plot on a family ranch. Most plantations in the East had family plots generally within a quarter...
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    Military Bases as ghost towns

    Well, I guess I have to chime in here. I was an Air Force brat and then served for 12 years on active duty in the Army with 4 more in the Guard. To me, former bases are towns; most of the time, in...
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    Washington DC area forts and bases

    There are many examples of Civil War/War of 1812/Cold War bases in the DC area. I am associated with the Cold War Museum and we recently cleaned out a Civil Defense Command Bunker in a building at...
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    Dangerous ghost towns

    Ironically, I was on my way from Sierra Vista to Tombstone going up Charleston Road, very near to Millville and Brunckow's Cabin when about 8-10 illegals came out of the brush and started piling into...
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    Fort Bowie, Arizona

    If you are in the southeastern Arizona area, spending a half day in the Fort Bowie area is well worth the time. The historic fort is located 13 miles south of I-10 from Bowie, Arizona on Apache Pass...
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    Lorton Jail/Prison complex

    The Lorton facility is a good place to visit as its roots go back to the turn of the 19th/20th Century. Located a couple of miles off I-95 south of Washington DC in Lorton Virginia. It saw use as a...
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    Directions to Charleston, Arizona

    Charleston is probably the most inaccessible place I have been since Ranger school. The entire area is overgrown with brush and mesquite. But, here is the best way to get there: From the parking area...
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    Brunckow's Cabin

    Here are a couple of pics of the cabin
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    Brunckow's Cabin

    I thought I would add an update since it appears the last one on the cabin is about 4 years old. First, directions (I spent an hour wandering around, but good exercise): From the Charleston Road,...
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