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    The bullet on the left appears to be a Miniť ball...

    The bullet on the left appears to be a Miniť ball of about .45 to .50 caliber. Hard to say without closer examination.

    The other 3 would appear to be round balls for percussion weapons.
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    And that would have truly been a shame. There's...

    And that would have truly been a shame. There's a few of us still around that remember Aurora when there were still things left to remember.
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    Same here . . . 'cept the year was 1975, my 2nd...

    Same here . . . 'cept the year was 1975, my 2nd and her 1st. Ed Colletti was the JP and congratulatory drinks were on Gordon Lane at the Union Brewery. BTW, we're still together.
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    Maybe www.city-data.com...

    Maybe www.city-data.com has what you're looking for
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    There is a chance of thunderstorms, hail, snow,...

    There is a chance of thunderstorms, hail, snow, rain, flash floods, below freezing temperatures, temperatures in the low 90's, high winds and any other wierd weather you can imagine. Other than...
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    '67 . . . Body looks to be in good shape. I...

    '67 . . . Body looks to be in good shape.

    I like the old COE better.
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    North Dakota?

    North Dakota?
  8. I should have said "memories of the olden dayz". ...

    I should have said "memories of the olden dayz". Back then the population was only about 400 or so. Now it's around 1,200 and majorly yuppified.
  9. Thanks, Don . . . The Georgetown pics bring back...

    Thanks, Don . . . The Georgetown pics bring back good memories of home.

    The first pic was taken from in front of the fire house. Walt & Peggy Robin owned the Miner's Club and Eldon Lew had the...
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    I use the USGS GNIS (http://geonames.usgs.gov/)...

    I use the USGS GNIS website to get initial information for site searches.

    You can search using wildcards, feature types, county names or combinations of these.
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    That would probably be the Crown Point/Keystone...

    That would probably be the Crown Point/Keystone Mine in the Olinghouse District. Whosomever holds the Olinghouse claim is something less than congenial so be careful in that neighborhood. I'll have...
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    National Fallout Shelters

    Today, while I was doing some research on a local mine I ran across a reference to a National Fallout Shelter System utilizing underground mines.

    Apparently, during the Cold War, the civil...
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    As far as I know, the present owners offer a 1...

    As far as I know, the present owners offer a 1 day only tour once a year to the tune of $50-$60 a head. Other than that, the site is closed to the public.
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    There are 2 closed millsite claims near Antelope...

    There are 2 closed millsite claims near Antelope Springs.

    The northern most claim, North Star #1 straddles Chidago Loop Road. The south half (the part with the road) of this claim appears to be...
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    If you're in a rental car, V.C. will be about...

    If you're in a rental car, V.C. will be about your only option. I wouldn't advise leaving the pavement unless you travel with someone who knows the area.
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    Navigation bar at the top of the page . . . Far...

    Navigation bar at the top of the page . . . Far right
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    Poinsettia is an old cinnabar mining camp NE of...

    Poinsettia is an old cinnabar mining camp NE of Hawthorne. There are 3 or 4 buildings and it is now used by the Boy Scouts.

    Google "Poinsettia Mine"
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    Contact the Mineral County, Nevada Chamber of...

    Contact the Mineral County, Nevada Chamber of Commerce and/or the Hawthorne Boy Scouts. They may cut you a deal on the use of Poinsettia for your endeavor.
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    Not much to tell, really. Brady's wasn't a...

    Not much to tell, really. Brady's wasn't a regular stop because there was absolutely zero forage for livestock. Surface water was close to boiling and had to cool down before it was even halfway...
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    1927 to 1931. There was also a Model A built in...

    1927 to 1931. There was also a Model A built in 1903 but that's not one of them
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    The 1 and 2 are section numbers. T2S is Township...

    The 1 and 2 are section numbers. T2S is Township 2 South & Range 12 East. Those numbers are referenced to a principal meridian such as Mount Diablo or Salt Lake City. You need the principal meridian...
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    There was also a Coso located roughly 4 miles SE...

    There was also a Coso located roughly 4 miles SE of Coso Peak in what is now China Lake NWS. No Jimville, though.
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    Never said any money changed hands . . . 'Sides,...

    Never said any money changed hands . . . 'Sides, this happened over 10 years ago so the latest 5 year Ozzian Tourist Plan should be :cool:.
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    I don't know Zelda from Covina but I did hook up...

    I don't know Zelda from Covina but I did hook up with a Zelda in King's Cross, Sydney one time.

    After that fiasco I wanted to sacrifice myself. :D
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    I truly enjoyed the 10 years or so I spent around...

    I truly enjoyed the 10 years or so I spent around the Mediterranean. Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Moorish and Norman ruins that date back as far as 2,500 years.

    Imagine standing in the middle of a...
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