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    Default Gold Hill, Washington....A gold mining camp, not a town.

    This was a hard place to photograph due to an overgrowth of trees and brush. I couldn't get a clean shot of the buildings which were all log construction. I have heard that the camp is now closed off to the public as it has active mining claims at that location. I did get a couple of interior shots in the buildings and I'll post them on my website when I update the ghost town section with this location. Of special interest here was the old water flume, still in operation.
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    Wow, I love these. I can smell the pine...anybody remember "whispering pines" by the Band?

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    You're lucky. Our mining camps were canvas and some timber. Very little left of either out there.
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    Looks like my first rental property.

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    Wow. Just beautiful.
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    I just wanted to bring a little history to this topic. My Great Grandfather was a Pittsburgh Industrialist who funded much of the mining here in 1900 till he sold.He plowed a HALF A MILLION DOLLARS into this for road building,that Giant Water Flue,cabins,men,equipment,digging the mine.He had bought practically the entire mountain for very little under a government program. I have found no evidence that he was ever there himself.He must of had a trusted team,I guess. It boggles my mind. The site seems remote even today,it must have been something to do this in 1900!

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    This looks like an amazing place to explore! I wish I had half the interest that I have now in exploring ghost towns when I lived in Washington. Thanks for sharing. I will definitely add this to my to-do list when I go back to visit family.

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    Amazing! What I'd give to have Don as a tour guide!

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