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    Default 40 years ago you could find stuff like this.

    This was Granite, Oregon way back when. We rolled into town and nobody around. Just look at that old gas pump in front of the old store. Can you imagine what it'd be worth today. Stuff like this was sitting around, out in the open. Oh well, times have changed.
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    Really nice pictures!

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    More great pics. Thanks again.......Speedy

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    Thank you, more coming.
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    Fantastic! Glad you got to see them in their day!
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    Default leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but pictures

    awesome pictures! looks move-in ready! If only! I wish I could

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    Not bad...
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    dwinslow,

    You have put up some fantastic photos. Very, very nice.

    Thanks!

    Kathy
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    Quote Originally Posted by LV Caretaker View Post
    dwinslow,

    You have put up some fantastic photos. Very, very nice.

    Thanks!

    Kathy
    Thanks Kathy. Wish I had some from New Mexico but all my stuff is from the north-west and east into Montana, Calif., Nevada, Arizona, Utah and Colorado.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel View Post
    Fantastic! Glad you got to see them in their day!
    Hi Joel.........
    I think the best time to see some of these places was in the 60's and 70's. A lot were pure ghost towns then and the hippies and dopers hadn't discovered them yet. A lot of towns like Granite, Oregon were empty. Granite now has a bunch of people and does a tourist trade. I can remember going into a town in Montana (can't remember the name right now) but the only inhabitants there were an old miner, his dog and a bear. It was great. I spent a whole day talking with the gentleman and heard some great stories as he had been born in the town. He offered to let us use a cabin for the night and said that we were the only people he had seen for a few months. I declined as I had a trailer in a base camp about 75 miles away but it was a great experience. I'll find the pictures and scan and post them when I locate them. I'm just glad that I was around to get some of this on film. Then, of course the weather has taken a lot of the old buildings. I have pictures in one town of a complete street filled with small cabins that were originally wh*re houses. I went back in a couple of years and all had been destroyed by heavy snow. This was in Colorado. Again, when I find them I'll stick 'em on the site. A lot of these towns were only accessible by 4 wheel drive and we had to re-build trails and winch ourselves into these places as nobody had been in them for years. In those days we didn't have stuff like a GPS and had to do research using topo maps. We never knew what we would find. Sure had a lot of fun though. One year, about 1970, we took a 2 month trip and went to 104 ghost towns. Some were great and some had nothing left but it was worth it.
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