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    Some time, I would like to get down to Fairfax and some of the other towns in the area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidw View Post
    Some time, I would like to get down to Fairfax and some of the other towns in the area.
    It's definitely worth a visit. I hear Melmont is pretty interesting to visit, too. I don't know much about any other sites with remains, however.

    Continuing with Fairfax...

    Off to the south end of the town site stand the remains of what could have been a farm or homestead that lasted until a bit later than the town itself. There's still not much left, but enough to make the site interesting.

    A stove or furnace sitting in the woods:



    The foundation of some building that had a cement floor:





    A cement walkway leading between building sites:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fairlane500 View Post
    It's definitely worth a visit. I hear Melmont is pretty interesting to visit, too. I don't know much about any other sites with remains, however.

    Continuing with Fairfax...

    Off to the south end of the town site stand the remains of what could have been a farm or homestead that lasted until a bit later than the town itself. There's still not much left, but enough to make the site interesting.

    A stove or furnace sitting in the woods:



    The foundation of some building that had a cement floor:





    A cement walkway leading between building sites:

    Melmont was the other town I was trying to think of. What is that object at the upper end of the walkway in the last photo? It looks sort of like an ammo can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidw View Post
    Melmont was the other town I was trying to think of. What is that object at the upper end of the walkway in the last photo? It looks sort of like an ammo can.
    If I remember right, I think that object was an old car wheel, there were a couple of them lying around this site.
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    Now for the last of my photos from Fairfax itself.

    The timbers of a small decaying structure:


    The collapsed chimney at the structure's end:


    A small collapsed shed:


    A section of former railroad grade in Fairfax:
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    On the hillside above Fairfax sat another satellite community...

    Montezuma

    The primary reason for this site's existence was the Montezuma Mine, from which coal was sent down to the ovens at Fairfax by way of a 4,000 foot long flume.
    In addition, Montezuma was also the site of the Carbon River School after the schoolhouse at Fairfax burned down in 1934.

    This foundation is all that I saw to indicate the former site of Montezuma. I'm not exactly sure what it is from.



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    Is this on the hill on the south side of the road?
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    It was just off the east side of the Carbon River Road, about half a mile south of Fairfax, and just before the intersection with Manley-Moore Road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fairlane500 View Post
    It was just off the east side of the Carbon River Road, about half a mile south of Fairfax, and just before the intersection with Manley-Moore Road.
    Google Earth shows another road that goes up the hill on the west side of the Carbon River Road. Is it before, or after that road?
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