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    The town of Mormon Island is now partially above...

    The town of Mormon Island is now partially above water in Folsom Lake to the NE of Sacramento. I have heard that what is now visible are more recent structures built in the 1930's and 40's and the...
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    I am from the area (Yreka) and as far as I know...

    I am from the area (Yreka) and as far as I know there is not much around McCloud. There are a lot of sites around Yreka to the North on I5. Hawkinsville, just to the N of Yreka on the old highway is...
  3. Thread: Cairo, IL pics

    by Dave A
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    Thanks for the post and photo link. Quite...

    Thanks for the post and photo link. Quite interesting to see a town of that size deteriorate to the point that there are no service stations in town. I have to assume there is another town fairly...
  4. I suspect what you saw was one of the very large...

    I suspect what you saw was one of the very large walking drag lines that are predominant these days in most strip mining operations. Here is a link to a forum that discusses very large mining...
  5. Thread: Nellie Cahsman

    by Dave A
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    Quite a woman even if some of the legend is...

    Quite a woman even if some of the legend is exaggerated, she stood out in a rough and tumble period of our countries history.
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    Brings back memories of my youth in a small...

    Brings back memories of my youth in a small sawmill town. My Dad always got gas at the combination Post Office, General store and provider of Shell gasoline. The gas pump was one with the five gallon...
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    David - I live just outside of Roseville and get...

    David - I live just outside of Roseville and get up to Lincoln quite a bit as I have a Sister in Law that lives there. The place was really growing until the downturn in the economy and it stalled...
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    The photos looking uphill that shows the three...

    The photos looking uphill that shows the three rusting steel tanks is very interesting. You can see the end of a conveyor on the right and it appears that the tailing pile shows newer deposits in...
  9. Don't know if I would go with the RR idea, but...

    Don't know if I would go with the RR idea, but this is definitely snow country, so probably up over 5,000 feet. If you look at the nearest house in the third photo, the stairway going down and to the...
  10. Thread: Site problems?

    by Dave A
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    Site problems?

    Did anyone else get a weird message on screen instead of the forum index for a day or so? Something about using back doors to steal files? Or was it just me, but I didn't have problems with any other...
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    OK, I figured out how to post using Google. My...

    OK, I figured out how to post using Google. My userid is diff, but it is the latest comment. :)
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    I looked at your photos and tried to comment, but...

    I looked at your photos and tried to comment, but found the process to be difficult, so gave up.
  13. The lumber company who built the town was .........

    The lumber company who built the town was ...... Long-Bell Lumber Company, here is a history site.

    http://library.mcneese.edu/depts/archive/FTBooks/king.htm
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    I suppose the main impetus to demolishing this...

    I suppose the main impetus to demolishing this derelict plant is liability for someone getting hurt. It will cost quite a bit to tear it down and doesn't look to have a lot of scrap value, so who...
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    Probably California, since Livermore is where the...

    Probably California, since Livermore is where the Lawrence Livermore Nuclear Laboratories are located. East of the Bay Area on I/S 580 in the Sunol Valley, which lies between the Bay and the Central...
  16. Haunted said: "The EOS is far from being a top...

    Haunted said: "The EOS is far from being a top of the line digital but it is remarkably sharp and simple to use."

    I absolutely agree with what you said. When I decided to make the move to...
  17. OMG - I didn't think there was a Pentax K1000...

    OMG - I didn't think there was a Pentax K1000 still working after all this time. Kudo's to you for sticking with a manual, film SLR.

    I have an EOS 1, but find that I never use it anymore since I...
  18. Very nice site. It would have been more...

    Very nice site. It would have been more interesting to see some narrative about the towns. When founded, how large, why declined, just a thought.
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    Yes, definitely painted up in an interpretation...

    Yes, definitely painted up in an interpretation of SP colors. Sort of a mix of the "black widow" paint scheme and the "Daylight" colors as found on engine 4449 in her restored condition. Both UP 844...
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    Thank you for posting your memories of this...

    Thank you for posting your memories of this little town. Do you by chance have any photos of what the town used to look like?
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    My condolences on your loss, but the bright side...

    My condolences on your loss, but the bright side of this is that she proved the surgeon to be very wrong about two weeks remaining.
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    Thanks for the post and welcome to the forum. Do...

    Thanks for the post and welcome to the forum. Do you have any photos of the town when it was active and busy with mining activity?
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    Sadly, in spite of his self sacrifice, the...

    Sadly, in spite of his self sacrifice, the ponderous gears of Government grind on and one man who tried to stand up to them is quickly forgotten by society. Thanks for bringing one more individual to...
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    Many thanks for another interesting historical...

    Many thanks for another interesting historical post........ Or is it an interesting post about history?:D
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    Thanks for the post. I am guessing that the...

    Thanks for the post. I am guessing that the existing bridge was built to allow people to cross the creek as they explore the old town site? Otherwise there would not seem to be any reason for a...
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