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    I still haven't finished Up and Down California. But I am going to. I'm on page 400 and can't seem to get time.

    This hasn't stopped me from buying and starting other great western non-fictions. This past weekend, I camped down in Clark Valley in Anza Borrego State Park and did the run in to town to the Natrure Book Store which is really almost more of a history bookstore.

    I bought Reminiscences of a Ranger by Horace Bell. Bell was a Los Angeles Ranger in 1853. He was one of the earliest law enforcement agents in California. Later he started and edited a newspaper, The Porcupine.

    I also bought The Butterfield Overland Mail by Waterman Ormsby. He was the first "Through" passenger on the route and this is his account.

    And then finally, I bought Old Time Cattlemen and Other Pioneers of the Anza Borrego Area by Lester Reed. This is another first hand account of the people who settled the Borrego Valley and the area surrounding it.

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    For those of you who haven't seen this site before, it's got loads of interesting information on the southwest... even some tales of lost treasure.


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    Looked @ myself in the mirror!!!Good morning everyone. I just finished a good book that has to do wit an owner of the Goldfield Hotel in the '70s, Shirley Porter. the name of the book is But You Can't Leave Shirley.

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    I know this is an old post but for Nevada GTs look up Nevada publications owned by Stanley Paher. He has alot of interesting reading about Nevadas GTS

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    If you are interested in Colorado try these books from Kenneth Jessen. Just in time for a Christmas gift or next year’s ghost town hunting season. The best Colorado Ghost town Books you can buy – and at a discount. October 2011 - This is a link to the recent announcement of the book, ' Colorado's Best Ghost Towns'. I was fortunate enough to help develop and supply photos. I expect each of you to buy a copy and admire some of my photos and help promote the book. (I do not get anything for sales). http://www.reporterherald.com/lifest...rs/ci_19065518 Or Available with a discount at http://columbineink.com/ Look under the tab for Affiliate Authors. Use use the promo code “FAIRPLAY” to get your discount as a visitor from the Rocky Mountain Profiles web site. That discount code is good for ANY books you buy on their site.
    Visit Colorado Ghost Towns at http://www.rockymountainprofiles.com

    No Sales pitch just plenty of photos and stories.

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    How are you Mike. Theres a thread in the Other forum for us Old Timers IF you would like to post anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teds280z View Post
    How are you Mike. Theres a thread in the Other forum for us Old Timers IF you would like to post anything.
    I am doing well. Just thinking about updating my site. I spent part of my summer helping with the reconstruction of Fort Lupton, an old fur trading post from the early 1800's. Grand opening was a few weeks ago. I plan to add photos for all to see. Pretty impressive what a bunch of volunteers managed to accomplish. They still need furnishing for the fort so if anyone is interested here is a list of items they are looking to acquire. http://www.spvhs.org/flers/FortNeeds.jpg You can see the fort here. http://www.spvhs.org/index.html Well worth a visit if you are anywhere near.

    Where is this other thread???
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    Visit Colorado Ghost Towns at http://www.rockymountainprofiles.com

    No Sales pitch just plenty of photos and stories.

    "I led a quieter life before I got hearing aids." Mike

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