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  1. Thread: Julian CA

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    There is also the old jail building, and the mine...

    There is also the old jail building, and the mine tour is pretty good, too! The apple pies are to die for, and the 1890's Julian Hotel is a great place to stay.

    John
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    We've stayed in Gold Point in one of the larger...

    We've stayed in Gold Point in one of the larger miner's cabins (with running water lol); Herb and Sandy were gracious hosts and the food was good. Had a great time exploring the town. One small...
  3. Thread: Carrizo Gorge

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    They may resurrect the line soon: ...

    They may resurrect the line soon:

    http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/transportation/sd-me-desert-line-20171221-story.html
  4. Thread: Como nevada

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    Sad to read, and a little odd to be building...

    Sad to read, and a little odd to be building homes at this rather remote location. thanks for posting!
  5. Thank you for the time to write and post this...

    Thank you for the time to write and post this excellent writeup with photographs!
  6. If you had a choice of Belmont or Manhattan (but...

    If you had a choice of Belmont or Manhattan (but not both) in a half-day trip out of Tonopah, which one would it be?
  7. We have his book on Utah's Ghost Towns; purchased...

    We have his book on Utah's Ghost Towns; purchased in the mid 70's when we lived near Salt Lake, and would take our IHC Scout out to the towns in his book. He will be missed.
  8. Thread: Rice, CA

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    Rice even was a stop on the Santa Fe mixed...

    Rice even was a stop on the Santa Fe mixed (freight/passenger) trains. It is now used as an interchange point by the Arizona and California Railroad.

    John
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    Update on Ryan Mining Camp; can't wait for the...

    Update on Ryan Mining Camp; can't wait for the tours to begin!
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  10. Currently Eagle Mountain is fenced off, with...

    Currently Eagle Mountain is fenced off, with security. However, during the Eagle Mountain High School reunions, they do offer tours of the townsite. Not sure if you have to be an alumni or not.
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    The picture of the former cafe/market is really...

    The picture of the former cafe/market is really cool; thanks for posting!

    John
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    We loved Amboy; great pictures you've posted. ...

    We loved Amboy; great pictures you've posted. The cafe is open with basically just drinks and snacks but it's a great place to spend a couple of hours there, at the very least!

    John
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    Awesome post and story! Thanks!!! John

    Awesome post and story! Thanks!!!

    John
  14. Theft from Big Bear historical site by, of all the people.....

    http://www.bigbearlake.net/etnews/Holcomb-Valley-Arrastre-Theft
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    Volume II is now in the works, and expected...

    Volume II is now in the works, and expected release date is January. The first printing of Volume I sold out quickly; luckily I got mine in time to add to my collection of GT books!Here's the link...
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    Interesting article, thanks! John

    Interesting article, thanks!

    John
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    Thanks, sbruce. Also, I stand corrected...it's a...

    Thanks, sbruce. Also, I stand corrected...it's a truck, not a car!

    John
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    What is there now is actually a movie set. The...

    What is there now is actually a movie set. The only thing remaining of the true town is the cemetery; check the Ghost Towns listing on this site for more information.
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    This had to be one of the most amazing things we...

    This had to be one of the most amazing things we saw in Goldfield. This perfectly intact car parked inside a garage, with 1925 plates, as if someone just parked it there and walked away! (Does...
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    We just got back from a 9-day road trip up...

    We just got back from a 9-day road trip up Highway 49 in California, and down 95 in Nevada, visiting the ghost and semi-ghost towns on the way. Goldfield was one of our favorites, and we enjoyed...
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    Wow! Love the "before and after" pictures like...

    Wow! Love the "before and after" pictures like those. Thanks for posting!
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    These are cool pictures, thanks! We plan to be...

    These are cool pictures, thanks! We plan to be in Goldfield later this summer.

    John
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    New Ghost Town book just came out!

    It is entitled "Secret Places in the Mojave Desert", Volume 1, by Death Valley Jim. I had the opportunity to preview a pre-published version online, and received the hard copy yesterday. It's a...
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    Highway 205? You mean 215 in Las Vegas? John

    Highway 205? You mean 215 in Las Vegas?

    John
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    Thanks for the write-up and pictures....we really...

    Thanks for the write-up and pictures....we really enjoyed them!

    John
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