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  1. I'm wondering if maybe the site of the town of...

    I'm wondering if maybe the site of the town of Eureka is actually in Baker county? This page states http://www.oregongenealogy.com/baker/years/city.htm :



    And I found a description of Eureka in...
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    WMH Mines Database Update

    Hello history enthusiasts! A few years ago I posted about a mines database I added to my site at Western Mining History. That mines database was using the USGS place names database and was far from...
  3. Sticky: Good topic! There is an enormous amount of work...

    Good topic! There is an enormous amount of work that needs to be done throughout the west to preserve our mining heritage. I've always considered preservation of our mining heritage something that I...
  4. Big update today! Finally finished integrating...

    Big update today! Finally finished integrating the USGS mines place name coordinate database into Western Mining History. You can see the result here:

    http://www.westernmininghistory.com/minesmap/...
  5. I use Expression Engine as a CMS and there is a...

    I use Expression Engine as a CMS and there is a tags module available for that package.
  6. Finally finished my mining history site!

    After 7 years of driving all over the west getting photos of mining towns, I have finally finished my site. It's been an enormous amount of work and I was hoping to share it a bit with like-minded...
  7. Thread: Sumpter

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    Sumpter was once a thriving town. It's...

    Sumpter was once a thriving town. It's unfortunate most of it burnt down. What a neat place it would be now if the business district had survived.
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  8. Historical photo galleries of Jarbidge, Nevada

    When i was in Jarbidge, Nevada in May a local guy gave me a cd full of historical photos of the town and surrounding mines. I just got the Jarbidge profile up:
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    My Four Wheel Camper...

    My Four Wheel Camper
    http://www.wanderthewest.com/forum/uploads/1273424833/gallery_2_17_49327.jpg

    Marc's All Terrain Camper ...
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    A few weeks ago I visited Silver City for the...

    A few weeks ago I visited Silver City for the first time and I was very impressed with the number of intact buildings and the overall character of the town. I was also disappointed to find that I...
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    I'd like to see a plan to save the school. How...

    I'd like to see a plan to save the school. How much is needed, timeline etc. If I thought there was an effort behind the project that could be counted on I would be willing to both donate myself and...
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    Is there any info on this event or the high...

    Is there any info on this event or the high school preservation project online?
  13. Still a nice place. This is one of the few...

    Still a nice place. This is one of the few mining-era towns that was generally spared from big fires so there are a lot of very old buildings here:
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    Very interesting seeing photos from this period....

    Very interesting seeing photos from this period. Several of these buildings have been fixed up and hold businesses now.
  15. I love seeing your photos from that time period....

    I love seeing your photos from that time period. Post away. (not a mod just sayin....)
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    For the most part we stayed on the road and took...

    For the most part we stayed on the road and took photos from there, respecting various "no trespassing" signs. The hotel didn't have a sign so we peeked in the windows and got a few photos of the...
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    Death Valley Exploration

    I just got back from a week exploring the backroads of Death Valley. Ghost towns and mines explored include: Cerro Gordo, Darwin, Ballarat, Eureka and Lost Burro Mines, Skidoo Mill.

    Full report:...
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    I might be willing to pick up a chainsaw if you...

    I might be willing to pick up a chainsaw if you are going to guide!

    I see you are a member at Expedition Portal. Do you get Overland Journal?
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    Wish I had seen this before, I would have come...

    Wish I had seen this before, I would have come along! Next year.....
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    Great photos Norman! Wow, thats great that you...

    Great photos Norman! Wow, thats great that you were involved in that journal you mentioned. I found it on ebay and I'm bidding. It is going to command a very high price though and I'm not sure I can...
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    Ghost Town Identification

    Someone sent me these photos hoping to ID the location but I didn't know. Any ideas?

    http://www.westernmininghistory.com/misc/town2.jpg

    http://www.westernmininghistory.com/misc/town3.jpg
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    Updated site design - it's just going to have to...

    Updated site design - it's just going to have to happen sometime - and it's not as hard as you describe. Search engine considerations are irrelevant - a properly coded site is transparent to an...
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    Washington mining towns

    I haven't travelled much in Washington and could use some tips. I am looking for old mining towns that still have people living in them and many original buildings. Other than Roslyn, are there any...
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    National Summit of Mining Communities

    Any mining history buffs going to the National Summit of Mining Communities in October? I won't be able to make it but was hoping someone was going that could report the goings-on.
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    There are too many variables in network computing...

    There are too many variables in network computing to guarantee a 20 minute connection. If you are writing something long, write it first in notepad, save it, then copy and paste the text in the...
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