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    The Springfield would certainly have been used in...

    The Springfield would certainly have been used in the Apache wars, it was the service rifle up untill about 1900.( It's what Custer's troops had at the Little Big horn) The Army felt that repeating...
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    Glad I could help. While these guns were...

    Glad I could help.
    While these guns were produced by the factories in hopes of Government contracts, they were also readily available to civilians also. Many Civil War veterans from both sides took...
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    The one on the left is a miniball which is...

    The one on the left is a miniball which is actually a conical bullet with a hollow base. The idea was the powder detonation would flare out the base and better engage the rifling. This eliminated the...
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    Your link doesn't work.

    Your link doesn't work.
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    I was told the Ghost Union only allows certain...

    I was told the Ghost Union only allows certain hours for posting.
  6. Thread: Which One?

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    Poll: The Follies rock!

    The Follies rock!
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    You had clothes! All we had were fig leaves that...

    You had clothes! All we had were fig leaves that we doubled up in the winter.
  8. Hey Don, In the second shot, is that you at the...

    Hey Don,
    In the second shot, is that you at the opening of the tunnel?
  9. Question for you Don, Many of the pictures have...

    Question for you Don,
    Many of the pictures have considerable amounts of snow, did you do your visits in the spring or are these places high enough to have some snow most of the year?
    Tanks.
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    "E as in Euripides, Euripides right out" showing...

    "E as in Euripides, Euripides right out" showing you age there Don.
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    OK dumb question time, is this named after John...

    OK dumb question time, is this named after John Schofield, Civil War hero, S&W pistol etc.?
  12. How's the fishing in that stream?

    How's the fishing in that stream?
  13. I'm betting that Italian Mt. was not the original...

    I'm betting that Italian Mt. was not the original name of this settlement.
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    I don't know Don, you might want to be careful....

    I don't know Don, you might want to be careful. With all the ghost towns you have visited I'm sure you disrupted and disturbed many "spirits"; these guys might have some powerful friends on their...
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    Creede 1971

    A niece of my grandmother's lived in Creede and sent this post card in Nov. 1971
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    He hasn't but maybe I should have some. I guess...

    He hasn't but maybe I should have some. I guess I'm just seeing things.....senior moment
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    Don, In picture #3 over the top of the structure...

    Don,
    In picture #3 over the top of the structure at about 11 o'clock what is that I see? It looks like a figure or statute.
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    OK I lied, it was Nevada City and there's a...

    OK I lied, it was Nevada City and there's a picture on this site. http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/mt/nevadacity.html
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    Not quite, It actually was uasable as the bottom...

    Not quite, It actually was uasable as the bottom one sat forward of the top. I have a picture somewhere, but I thought someone would post it before I found mine.
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    Can't believe that no one posted the two story...

    Can't believe that no one posted the two story outhouse at Virginia City Montana
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    Thanks for a great show. Sometimes we go tramping...

    Thanks for a great show. Sometimes we go tramping all over the country and forget what's in our own back yard.
    Thanks again.
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    But here's the important question, how was the...

    But here's the important question, how was the chukar hunting??
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    Sandpoint folks get around a lot, by the way in...

    Sandpoint folks get around a lot, by the way in these parts that van is a "hunting rig" lol
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    Griswolds was in Claremont, God it was good. Ate...

    Griswolds was in Claremont, God it was good. Ate there often and loved it, what a selection. I was torn between moving to Idaho or the eastern Sierras but ended up in Idaho. I still have a love for...
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    OK, I did some checking with the City of Rancho...

    OK, I did some checking with the City of Rancho Cucamonga and they claim it was the Rochester Hotel/ General store and land office( which was common in those days). It's the intersection of Rochester...
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