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  1. It seems to me those great pictures of houses in...

    It seems to me those great pictures of houses in Ronald - may actually be taken in Roslyn. The background terrain is, to my recollection, slightly wrong for Ronald. I should scour around for them...
  2. You are not mistaken. As a budding ghost towner...

    You are not mistaken. As a budding ghost towner in the 1960's, then too young to have a drivers license, I read all the Lambert Florin books I could get. I recall the term of ghost town as being as a...
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    What pains me as a collector - as well as being a...

    What pains me as a collector - as well as being a history nut - is going to a bottle show and seeing shards, bits, and scraps of historic items or pieces lying in a box that says Your choice: $3 each...
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    Personally I would not clean it. Not that its...

    Personally I would not clean it. Not that its valuable and cleaning would hurt it (cleaning a 'dug' metal historical item usually does affect the value negatively) but as a collector for decades I...
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    The cartridge case shown in the last photo is a...

    The cartridge case shown in the last photo is a US army inside primed .45/70, a caliber adopted for army service weapons in 1873. By 1879 the first outside primed cases were coming into army service...
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    Montana History magazine had a nice article on...

    Montana History magazine had a nice article on the place, I think in a late 1970's - 1980's issue. Lots of pictures, stories, etc. On I-90 there is a sign for the Taxt exit (interchange). You can...
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    That second picture in this thread; great...

    That second picture in this thread; great building, theres even window glass in it. So here's a link to see it in 2002 - and how its fared as of 2009. Better be seated. This stuff breaks my heart....
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    Yes, they are very tax-atious here. The...

    Yes, they are very tax-atious here.

    The excellent McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1970) was filmed in North Vancouver, but was supposed to be a town in Washington around the time of the Klondike Gold Rush....
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    Ours was coming from different angles than the...

    Ours was coming from different angles than the basic 'push west' - its more like the state was pushed from west and east at once. There is a big maritime history here. Washington wasn't cut off from...
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    Thats it! Thank you. Definitely where the final...

    Thats it! Thank you. Definitely where the final show down in Glory Stompers was filmed.

    Dennis Hopper - R.I.P. by the way (one of my favorite supporting actors ever).
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    Just watched 'The Glory Stompers' with Dennis...

    Just watched 'The Glory Stompers' with Dennis Hopper (1968) - one of those wild biker exploitation movies that started coming out in the latter 1960's. Other than some cool motorcycles (Hopper uses...
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    Yeah I didn't mean North Star - it just looks...

    Yeah I didn't mean North Star - it just looks similar. I am scratching my head trying to figure out where that first photo above was taken. Its gotta be some miles outside of Creede, I was hoping...
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    Hiya, Where was that first picture taken? The...

    Hiya,
    Where was that first picture taken? The one with with the false front and log siding building. It does not look like anything I recall in in Creede, North Creede, or within miles of it (I...
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    Sadly that beautiful false front building was...

    Sadly that beautiful false front building was flattened by the 1980's. Heavy snowfall ya know.
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    http://www.eastsiderailnow.org/trestle_image_2.htm...

    http://www.eastsiderailnow.org/trestle_image_2.html

    The trestle is just south of the downtown area - it spans a large valley mouth. Anyone travelling south on I-405 towards Boeing or the I-90...
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    The problem is states often will not allow one...

    The problem is states often will not allow one division or agency to pay for itself - like a parks department or licensing. Instead, what agency services generate in income goes into the general...
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    Same thing happened to me - type type...

    Same thing happened to me - type type type......reply.....poof! Into thin air!

    Adverse possession doesn't work against government land. One would have to find a private entity. Private AND lazy.
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    Not a chance if any of the land is owned in whole...

    Not a chance if any of the land is owned in whole or part by a governmental entity. You'd also have to pay the taxes and hope no one else is doing it at the same time. You'd have to openly post or...
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    flickr.com/photos/53786098@N00/762813324/...

    flickr.com/photos/53786098@N00/762813324/

    Above is a flickr site link to what a fellow has posted recently. It'll say Wallace Lake but much of it is the Leesburg town environs including the...
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    Great pics here - of course practically in my...

    Great pics here - of course practically in my back yard.
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    I get a little wistful looking at these photos....

    I get a little wistful looking at these photos. It was in the early 70's that I read all Lambert Florins books and any other boooks I could devour on GT's - and Leesburg was a place I always intended...
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    Thats very sad to see the old Kanasket NP...

    Thats very sad to see the old Kanasket NP maintenance building in that shape. I used to drive by it once or twice a year up through the early 1990's. Back when, it was a used building and stored RR...
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    Sounds like he went 'camping' without adequate...

    Sounds like he went 'camping' without adequate preparation for this time of year. Hypothermia is a dangerous thing, it kills the unprepared quietly.
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    Wow thats cool - a glass insulator by her...

    Wow thats cool - a glass insulator by her tombstone! :)
  25. Yup, read about this sorta thing in several old...

    Yup, read about this sorta thing in several old accounts - 'trans gendered' (is that the PC word?) folk are nothing new. The old west had plenty of 'em. We forget that when we're exploring. Some old...
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