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Inside a Cursed Appalachian Mining Town
 
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In the late 1800s, traveling preacher Robert Sheffey cursed the town of Ivanhoe, Virginia, after witnessing what one female resident describes as “houses of ill repute, fighting, drunkenness, and a rejection of his ministry by the townspeople.” Legend has it that Sheffey condemned the sinful town to sink into the earth and be consumed by the pits of hell. “Whether you believe in it or not, after that happened, we lost everything,” says the same Ivanhoe resident in this short documentary. “We have nothing.” Today, Ivanhoe is even plagued by sinkholes—multiple houses have disappeared entirely into the earth. Read more: https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/555359/ivanhoe-virginia-appalachia "The Curse and the Jubilee" was directed by Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan. It is part of The Atlantic Selects, an online showcase of short documentaries from independent creators, curated by The Atlantic.
Views: 244527 The Atlantic
GOLD RUSH - GOLD TOWNS (Old Wild West History Documentary)
 
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GOLD RUSH - GOLD TOWNS (Old Wild West History Documentary) INCREDIBLE HISTORY DOCUMENTARY - In the early 19th century, California was a dusty outpost few Americans had visited. Settlers began to trickle west, but it wasn't until 1849 that the onslaught began the Gold Rush. Gold Rush Ghost Towns explores one of America's most fascinating periods: the glory days of the western Gold Rush.
Views: 627239 Wild West History
OLD MINING TOWNS IN THE WALHALLA AREA mp4
 
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A TOUR OF THE OTHER MINING SITES OF THE 1800s IN THE WALHALLA AREA
Views: 2353 OPELEB
The Coolest Stuff on the Planet- Ghost Towns of the American West
 
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Mining towns thrived at the height of the gold rush in the American West. But as the mines dried up, the towns soon followed. Today these ghost towns are scattered all across the West -- we'll visit three of the most well-preserved and tell you a bit about their storied histories.
Views: 74951 HowStuffWorks
Visit To Calico Ghost Town: Popular Authentic Restored Silver Mining Town
 
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http://www.hollywoodhaunter.com/ This is a real abandoned mining ghost town fixed up by Walter Knott. Join us for a fun birthday shenanigans at the Knott's Berry Farm sponsored Calico Old Mining Ghost Town in Yermo California located 13 miles east of Barstow in the Mojave Desert in the Calico Mountains. This popular tourist attraction that is a multi colored rocky mountain area produced one of the richest silver strikes in California history back in the 1800s. Back then the population rose to 1,200 people. After three hours of plundering the towns many saloons we paid a quick visit to the Rainbow Basin a natural area that has multi-colored rock formations. I wanted to spend the day doing something different with the birthday girl so I surprised her with this low key relaxing trip out to the desert. We even picked up a few inspirations for our Halloween home haunt decorated yard this year which happens to be an old abandoned western ghost town. We comment along the way as we explore and travel through the town and make prop, haunter, and Halloween references. You will see us explore old buildings, shops, abandoned silver mine called Maggie Shaft, Glory Holes, gold panning, see antique tools and equipment, mystery shacks that make us wheezy and gun slinging fights in the streets. The trip gave us several ideas for building all our Halloween ghost town facades. We didn't stay for the stunning Mojave sunset. Thanks for watching and joining us on this little adventure. If you would like to see many more prop making videos check out our YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/Hollywood... Visit our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/HollywoodHau... If you found this video helpful or entertaining please give us a thumbs up and be sure to subscribe to our channel. Thank you so much for watching our video and supporting our channel. http://www.hollywoodhaunter.com/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfryN2wdmVc one-room Calico School church explore this historic ghost town old fashioned gold panning Calico House Restaurant the bath house, antique tubs, a laundry press and old west kitchen. The Blacksmith shop Calico Hiking Trail cabins carved into the rocky hillsides Calico & Odessa narrow gauge railway more than 30 miles of underground passages. explore 1,000 feet of tunnel with the the Glory Hole the most mysterious places on earth THE MYSTERY SHACK Maggie Mine trails exploring silver mining in the Calico Ghost Town Black Ops 2 Zombies Map Buried was inspired by Calico Ghost Town Calico Ghost Town Haunt Halloween decorations and Civil War cannon fire reenactment Calico Ghost town The tilted room The Glory Hole in the Maggie Mine Shaft
Views: 10993 Hollywood Haunter
Metal Detecting 1800's Mining Town in Northern MN
 
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Two metal detectorists, J.R., aka TreasureSeekerMN, and Steve, aka AmericanCoinShooter search for lost treasure on an old Northern MN mining town property that dates back to the late 1800's. Watch and see what relics are unearthed in this episode!
Views: 7577 TreasureSeekerMN
Metal Detecting: Finding a Lost Mining Town (DAY 1 of 2)
 
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This a 2 part video. Greg and I travel to Northern PA to re-discovery and metal detect a lost coal mining town that was started back in the mid 1800s. The town closed its doors in 1917 and very little is left to see (unless you know what to look for). Get ready for relics, snakes, graves and coke ovens. Yes...coke ovens. We might even throw in a ring but there are plenty false positives to laugh about too. Intro music: Sneaky Snitch by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Check out the NEW www.MentalMetaDetecting.com website! Metal Detecting Maryland Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/578119975677496/ XP Team USA Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/xpdteamusa/ Do you qualify for disability? Find out here: https://www.mb102.com/lnk.asp?o=12716&c=127413&a=335586&l=14215
Views: 138382 Mental Metal
Abandoned Mining Town, Ghost town 1800s Mansion
 
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Exploring before the mining sites, this is often called Mansion row as it has the nicest buildings in the town. Most of the buildings from this time period around mines are often very meager. Video might not do the quality of wood and workman ship in these homes justice. Also Idaho winters are very rough on buildings its a testament to how well built these are!
Views: 84 Dual Sport Dude
1890s mining town in Colorado
 
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Digging an 1890s "Gold"mining town.It burned down in the early 1900s and the gold played out,to the town's end.Thousands of people were here and now... so am I. HH
Natural Air-conditioning: An Abandoned Copper Mining Town
 
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I know this video has nothing to do with electrical engineering, or anything electrical for that matter, but I thought it would be cool to show you this. It is this abandoned copper mining town with these cool little houses. These houses are designed underground such that they always stay cool, hence the name: natural air conditioning. This town is little known about and in the middle of nowhere, its not even on a map! The town dates back to the late 1800's to the early 1900's. It is about 15 minutes off the I-15 in California at the bottom of the hill last hill before Vegas going north. Here is my other channel with more exploration videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHTe46HXyh6ZXzo9bEJyfcQ
Views: 893 Tanner Tech
Entire ghost town in California - Oddments Vlog 18
 
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An empty town in California complete with a school, church, firehouse, stores, even a morgue! Traveling through California I stopped off at the incredible Redwoods! So amazing to see these giants in person. From there I went on to explore Bodie, an incredibly preserved town in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Bodie was a thriving mining town way back in the 1800's but as time went on it became less and less populated until the 1940's when it was all but abandoned. It was eventually taken over by the state, protected and preserved. Such a cool experience to walk around this place. What a time warp! Visit my website! www.themobileinstinct.com Check me out on Instagram - mobileinstinct Direct link - https://www.instagram.com/mobileinstinct Check out some other videos of mine Abandoned LA ZOO https://youtu.be/jgepM4f9HI4 Border wall at an abandoned beach https://youtu.be/VtmKJw7J6lo The lake is dried up? Dirty Dancing filming location https://youtu.be/q9jz5qGKiEY
Views: 265628 Mobile Instinct
Cerro Gordo Ghost Town for Sale
 
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Cerro Gordo provides the rare opportunity to own your own Ghost Town and Mining Operation. For those looking to acquire a piece of American West, Cerro Gordo is for you. The townsite has 24,000 square feet of buildings remaining. including the incredibly historic hotel, the Belshaw bunkhouse, hoist house, super intendents house - nearly 22 buildings in all. The property expands over 300 acres of patented mining claims. Held by the same family for decades and only available for purchase now. The site has been extremely well protected from diggers. artifact looters and Mother Nature herself. Restoration has been undertaken on most of the buildings. and the rest are in a state of protected arrested decay. The site is historic as the first major mining camp south of the Sierra Nevada. Cerro Gordo is a privately-owned Mining Town located in the Owens Valley near Lone Pine, California. The town was the silver thread to Los Angeles, being partially responsible for its growth and economic development. Please view www.GhostTownForSale.com for more information.
Views: 310987 BishopRealEstate1
San Juan Chief Mill, Engineer Pass, Silverton, Historical Mining Town
 
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Step back to the 1800's as you view the ruins of the mill site. The old house still remains somewhat intact after all these years.
Views: 623 TrailHikerPro7
(We were being watched) Exploring Abandoned town
 
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We explored a abandoned town known as Kelly New Mexico. Kelly was a mining town that was founded in the late 1800s and was abandoned on the early 1900s. Upon exploring the area we had rocks being thrown and tree branches landing near us. Hope you enjoy the video!! Subscribe to the crew! GoBroZ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8RaDxY6hPa_dA2VYrhSPvg Cat https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvcPhSjZYHvkMywub7kwrNQ Vinny https://www.youtube.com/user/upinflaims Don't forget we are in the process of getting Cat a new puppy!! Stay tuned!!!
Views: 120 Keenan’zCoast
GoldField Mining Town
 
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This is Goldfield, a mining town from back in the late 1800's. It is now a tourist attraction 20 minutes from my house.
Views: 146 Rangershockeyfan
The Coal Town System
 
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West Virginia coal operators built small, company-owned towns for their miners to live in. The coal towns were almost always unincorporated; there were no elected officials, no independent police forces. Owners hired private detective agencies to watch over their workforce. Company towns were also untethered from the free market competition owners usually championed. "The Mine Wars" premieres January 26, 2016 on American Experience PBS.
Views: 10777 AmericanExperiencePBS
SILVER CITY IDAHO GHOST TOWN ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE! TOUR THIS 19TH CENTURY SILVER MINING TOWN! PT1
 
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Silver City Idaho canceled their 2018 open house so we took the Roadtrek time machine back to 2017 where we went on this amazing tour of a quaint 19th century modern day ghost town that used to be one of the biggest silver mining towns in the west. PART 1 OF 2. LOOKING FOR PART TWO? https://youtu.be/CZ3J_CpUE7A HOBO TESTED VAN & RV PRODUCTS @ HT AMAZON AFFILIATES Click to see the top Amazon products I have tested, used, and recommend on this channel. Every item you purchase through our website helps keep the channel going at no additional cost to you. http://hobotech.tv/amazon/ If you want to shop directly on Amazon for products not on our store page you can use this link instead https://amzn.to/2utihvF THE OFFICIAL HOBOTECH ONLINE STORE IS OPEN! Get your t-shirts, stickers, and mugs at: https://hobotech.tv/shop JOIN US ON PATREON Become an official "Crew Member" by joining our Patreon community. Your support is what keeps HOBOTECH going! https://www.patreon.com/hobotech GET SOCIAL Twitter: https://twitter.com/HOBOTECHTOM Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hobotechtom/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HobotechTom/ Hobo HQ: http://www.hobotech.tv TOUR MY CUSTOM RIDE! https://youtu.be/O2r2KN8XqiM PLAYLISTS Did you know I have a playlist of tech videos from my van build? https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHEFQDjiZC_cDF32u46stKzXDr5tFUeNx I also have a playlist of just travel videos if you don't like all the tech stuff: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHEFQDjiZC_di70kSqbPZmI7UugaBFdkk ============================ I left the rat race to live full time on the road and so can you! The key to freedom is to lower your expenses. In my former life, I managed a company that struggled to stay out of the red. This is where I learned to hone my frugality skills and use them to my own advantage by becoming a minimalist at home. The biggest expense we all have living in a sticks and bricks is our rent or mortgage. We work most of our adult lives to make a bank or landlord / landlady rich! With ever increasing real estate prices and stagnant wages the cost of living has skyrocketed. Many can barely make ends meet and live paycheck to paycheck. You can stop the madness by thinking outside the box and joining this growing movement of full-timers that enjoy van-dwelling or RV living. If you dream about a life of travel you can do it incredibly cheap just by downsizing your lifestyle into a RV or van "tiny house" and becoming mobile. In this series, I go from a home in the Los Angeles hills packed full of stuff and owning two cars to full-timing in a Roadtrek campervan in less than 6 months. I buy an old camper van on Craigslist and deck it out just like home with all kinds of technology to make life comfortable on the road. I hope to encourage those that think they "can't do it" by showing how it CAN be done by planning carefully and taking baby steps. #vanlife #silvercity #ghosttowns #travelvlog #camping #rv #hobotech #rvlife #campervans #roadtrek #productreviews ============================ THANKS FOR WATCHING! PLEASE SUBSCRIBE & SHARE!
Views: 1196 HOBOTECH
Exploring the Ghost Town of McIntyre, PA
 
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We check out to the location of an abandoned coal mining town from the late 1800s. The coal company was created in 1870, being the first large scale mining operation in the area. The town grew up around the coal operation and housed a church, school, store, sawmill, shoe shop, and a town hall as well as 300 houses. Many of the buildings were torn apart for reuse and some are still used today as hunting cabins. The small coal town is now all but forgotten and only small bits of memories remain. We return to where it all started, in the mines, to reanimate the memories stored above and below the surface.
Views: 4575 Guerrilla Gentlemen
Colorado Experience: Ladies of the Mines
 
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High altitude, groceries delivered by mule train, pack rats and spoiled Thanksgiving turkeys are just a few of the challenges faced by ladies living in Colorado's remote mining towns at the end of the 19th Century. Learn the stories of three inspirational women who held their own while surrounded by a harsh landscape and un-lady-like company.
Views: 9990 Rocky Mountain PBS
MINING GHOST TOWNS: Gleeson, Courtland, & Pearce AZ
 
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The Wandering Buffalos travel to South East Arizona in search of Ghost Towns! Join us in a special 3 part series as we search for the lost towns from the mining booms during the 1800s. We take you through some of the ruins and share exciting facts about each town. In the second episode we wandered to the towns of Gleeson, Courtland and Pearce Arizona. These towns were once boom towns when Gold, Silver, Copper, and even Turquoise were discovered in the hills. As quick as these towns were built they were abandon and almost lost to time! Don't forget to tune into to Prospectors Radio every Sunday at 7:30pm EST and Wednesdays at 9:00pm EST. Also, be sure to join Gold Prospectors Space at www.GoldProspectorsSpace.com to be eligible for the great giveaways and prizes!
MINING GHOST TOWNS: Fairbank & Charleston AZ
 
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The Wandering Buffalos travel to South East Arizona in search of Ghost Towns! Join us in a special 3 part series as we search for the lost towns from the mining booms during the 1800s. In the first episode we wandered to the towns of Fairbank and Charleston Arizona that flourished before the devastating earthquake and flooding of Tombstone's silver mines. As quick as these towns were built they were abandon and almost lost to time! Don't forget to tune into to Prospectors Radio every Sunday at 7:30pm EST and Wednesdays at 9:00pm EST. Also, be sure to join Gold Prospectors Space at www.GoldProspectorsSpace.com to be eligible for the great giveaways and prizes!
SILVER CITY IDAHO GHOST TOWN ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE! TOUR THIS 19TH CENTURY SILVER MINING TOWN! PT2
 
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Silver City Idaho canceled their 2018 open house so we took the Roadtrek time machine back to 2017 where we went on this amazing tour of a quaint 19th century modern day ghost town that used to be one of the biggest silver mining towns in the west. PART 2 OF 2. LOOKING FOR PART ONE? https://youtu.be/0PBIIGFC8zY HOBO TESTED VAN & RV PRODUCTS @ HT AMAZON AFFILIATES Click to see the top Amazon products I have tested, used, and recommend on this channel. Every item you purchase through our website helps keep the channel going at no additional cost to you. http://hobotech.tv/amazon/ If you want to shop directly on Amazon for products not on our store page you can use this link instead https://amzn.to/2utihvF THE OFFICIAL HOBOTECH ONLINE STORE IS OPEN! Get your t-shirts, stickers, and mugs at: https://hobotech.tv/shop JOIN US ON PATREON Become an official "Crew Member" by joining our Patreon community. Your support is what keeps HOBOTECH going! https://www.patreon.com/hobotech GET SOCIAL Twitter: https://twitter.com/HOBOTECHTOM Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hobotechtom/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HobotechTom/ Hobo HQ: http://www.hobotech.tv TOUR MY CUSTOM RIDE! https://youtu.be/O2r2KN8XqiM PLAYLISTS Did you know I have a playlist of tech videos from my van build? https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHEFQDjiZC_cDF32u46stKzXDr5tFUeNx I also have a playlist of just travel videos if you don't like all the tech stuff: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHEFQDjiZC_di70kSqbPZmI7UugaBFdkk ============================ I left the rat race to live full time on the road and so can you! The key to freedom is to lower your expenses. In my former life, I managed a company that struggled to stay out of the red. This is where I learned to hone my frugality skills and use them to my own advantage by becoming a minimalist at home. The biggest expense we all have living in a sticks and bricks is our rent or mortgage. We work most of our adult lives to make a bank or landlord / landlady rich! With ever increasing real estate prices and stagnant wages the cost of living has skyrocketed. Many can barely make ends meet and live paycheck to paycheck. You can stop the madness by thinking outside the box and joining this growing movement of full-timers that enjoy van-dwelling or RV living. If you dream about a life of travel you can do it incredibly cheap just by downsizing your lifestyle into a RV or van "tiny house" and becoming mobile. In this series, I go from a home in the Los Angeles hills packed full of stuff and owning two cars to full-timing in a Roadtrek campervan in less than 6 months. I buy an old camper van on Craigslist and deck it out just like home with all kinds of technology to make life comfortable on the road. I hope to encourage those that think they "can't do it" by showing how it CAN be done by planning carefully and taking baby steps. #ghosttown #silvercity #halloween #travelvlog #camping #rv #hobotech #rvlife #campervans #roadtrek #productreviews ============================ THANKS FOR WATCHING! PLEASE SUBSCRIBE & SHARE!
Views: 710 HOBOTECH
"Colorado Ghost Towns: From Dust to Dawn"
 
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16mm color moving image film with sound on polyester film base produced circa 1960-1965 by R.B. (Bud) Hooper (1898-1986) and his film production company, Sonochrome Pictures, for the State of Colorado Division of Commerce and Development. It was written and narrated by Gregory C. Chancellor and directed by Hal Haney. This educational and promotional film documents the history of gold mining in Colorado and the legacy of gold mining towns and ghost towns in Colorado, including Ashcroft, Aspen, Apex, Black Hawk, Breckenridge, Central City, Creede, Cripple Creek, Eldorado, Georgetown, Leadville, Ouray, South Park, and Telluride. There are also shots of skiing at Aspen and of Larimer Square, Tivoli Brewery, and the capitol building in Denver. The film is 757 feet in length, with a run-time of 20:55. From the R. B. (Bud) Hooper collection. It is held in the moving image collections of History Colorado (Accession # 86.111.11.). Copyright held by History Colorado. Not be reproduced without permission.
Views: 7750 History Colorado
Metal Detecting: Finding a Lost Mining Town (DAY 2)
 
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This a 2 part video. Rested up from Day 1, Greg and I are still in Northern PA detecting, searching, and finding evidence of a lost coal mining town that was started back in the mid 1800s. This is the 2nd day of our adventure and we spend it exploring coke ovens and metal detecting for lost relics in an area where 30 homes were built to support the miners and their families, as well a school, general store, saw mill etc. The area shutdown in 1917 for good. Check out the NEW www.MentalMetaDetecting.com website! Metal Detecting Maryland Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/578119975677496/ XP Team USA Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/xpdteamusa/ Do you qualify for disability? Find out here: https://www.mb102.com/lnk.asp?o=12716&c=127413&a=335586&l=14215 Intro music: Sneaky Snitch by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Ghost Town Detecting With The XP Deus" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMNWy2bu0nA -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 71063 Mental Metal
Extreme Metal Detecting:  GOLD from Desert Mining Town
 
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Detecting an old mining town dump in the middle of the desert using the Nokta Impact metal detector finds a nice old Victorian gold ring !!!
Views: 426 CalCobra
2012 Panamint City Silver Mining Town
 
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Scott Spierling, Ryan McKinley & Kelly McKinley took a weekend trip and hiked up to the old silver mining town of Panamint. Panamint is located just south of Death Valley. Panamint came into being when Silver was discovered in the late 1800's. Remnants of the town are still evident in the form of stone cabins, and the brick & rock smelter. Access is solely by foot since the road washed away in the 1980's. Vegetation and the elements have reclaimed most of the trail which has made the 7 mile hike quite challenging. I was truly impressed with how much flowing water was in the canyon as well as plant growth. Many times the hike was more like the jungles of Asia than the high California Desert. I came away from the trip with a reminder of how tough and resilient our forefathers were. We hope to come back and stay a little longer so as to explore the area even more! Here is a wikipedia link for more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panamint_City,_California Hope you enjoy the video!
Views: 453 Buzzsawlouie
Ghost Towns Abandoned For STRANGE Reasons!
 
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Check out these ghost towns abandoned for strange reasons! This top 10 list of abandoned and forgotten places on earth will give you an eerie, haunted feeling! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "Most MYSTERIOUS Lost Worlds On Earth!" video here: https://youtu.be/oX1rLjFYseA Watch our "Most CREEPY Things Found Frozen In Ice!" video here: https://youtu.be/HaiYn6wpTPQ Watch our "Most SCARY Mythical Creatures Ever!" video here: https://youtu.be/LEvBTkPo2R4 10. Love Canal, USA In the late 19th century, Love Canal was proposed as a planned community, a "utopian metropolis". But the developer only got as far as digging a large pit before giving up, due to the lack of people who actually wanted to live there. In 1920, Niagara Falls bought the pit and used it as a chemical dump. Far from what the developer was picturing when he came up with the name “Love Canal”. The US army disposed of waste from experiments in Love Canal's pit. Hooker Chemical acquired the property in 1947 and continued chemical disposal. By the 1950s, it was filled with 21,000 tons of waste. Hooker Chemical covered it with clay and soil and declared it sealed. They sold it back to the city of Niagara Falls, which built a neighborhood on top. Residents noticed strange smells and odd illnesses, as well as a shockingly high rate of miscarriages and birth defects. It wasn't until 1978 that the extent of the area's toxicity was revealed when an investigation by the local newspaper led to federal attention. Tests showed inhabitants of Love Canal had chromosomal damage caused by environmental pollution. Over a thousand families were relocated, and the Superfund program was born. 9. Bento Rodrigues, Brazil Bento Rodrigues was a town located near an iron ore mine. The mine dumped its waste into a nearby lake but a dam protected the village from the poisonous water. That is, until 2015, when a containment wall collapsed. 35 million liters (9.2 million gallons) of toxic clay poured out in a 32-foot-tall wave of mud. It crushed Bento Rodrigues and turned the entire town red. Two United Nations environmental experts inspected the mud and discovered high levels of heavy metals and other poisonous chemicals. The mud contaminated the town’s water, which contained lead levels that were 10 to 20 times above Brazil’s legal limit. The owners of the mine had to relocate the people who lived in Bento Rodrigues. It will take at least 10 to 50 years for the area’s environment to recover. 8. New Idria, USA Founded in 1854, New Idria sat near the largest and one of the most productive mercury mines in the United States. In fact, the value of the mine was so high that it was guarded by armed soldiers. Mining there continued until 1971, when the company that owned the mine closed. The town of New Idria was also abandoned. Beneath the surface, 30 miles of underground tunnels leaked water full of mercury. It contaminated the local river and turned it bright orange. Not just mercury either. Aluminum, iron, and nickel, making it as corrosive as battery acid. From the local river, the polluted water contaminated nearby streams and harmed local wildlife. Bacteria turns mercury into methylmercury, one of the nation’s most serious hazardous waste problems. Methylmercury contaminates fish. People who eat the poisoned fish can experience headaches, tingling, and tremors. Children are especially affected: they can develop brain and nervous system damage. In 2011, 157 years after the founding of the town and 40 years after the mine closed, the EPA finally began a program to clean up the area. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
Views: 534868 Origins Explained
The Secret World Of Gold | Gold Mining - Geographic History
 
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The Secret World Of Gold | Gold Mining - Geographic History. It is impossible to know the exact date that humans first began to mine gold, but some of the oldest known gold artifacts were found in the Varna Necropolis in Bulgaria. The graves of the necropolis were built between 4700 and 4200 BC, indicating that gold mining could be at least 7000 years old. A group of German and Georgian archaeologists claims the Sakdrisi site in southern Georgia, dating to the 3rd or 4th millennium BC, may be the world's oldest known gold mine. Read More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_mining
Views: 60357 Geographic History
ABANDONED Building In The Middle Of Nowhere Nevada, FOUND Mining Operation,
 
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🎀 FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA! TWITTER: 🐦OFFICIAL: http://bit.ly/ewucrew 🐦BOB'S: http://bit.ly/ewubobz 🐦EMMA'S: http://bit.ly/ewuemma INSTAGRAM: 📷OFFICIAL: http://bit.ly/ewuig 📷BOB'S: http://bit.ly/ewubobig 📷EMMA'S: http://bit.ly/ewuemmaig FACEBOOK: 📱OFFICIAL: http://bit.ly/ewucrewfb 💸 SUPPORT US ON PATREON! Monthly Patron-exclusive Q&A videos, Patron-exclusive Discord, & support the creation of MORE YOUTUBE VIDEOS! 💰 http://bit.ly/ewupatreon We found this abandoned building in the middle of nowhere Nevada. Tucked into a nice valley with no services within 50 + miles. about 7 miles from the nearest paved road. It consists of two small miner cabins, an outhouse, and a massive processing plant. The processing plant looks like you could install power and be back in business in no time! What was most striking about the place was the lack of senseless vandalism, something we see far to often at these remote places. This reassures us that not many people get up to this place. We hiked up to the first small mining camp and took a short break. Then we made it up to what we were looking for. We never know what we are going to find when we search and find these places. Can anyone date the freezers? Anything else? We never take anything from the places we visit. We only document them for entertainment and historic reasons. #Abandoned #Exploring #ExploreWithUs
Views: 37341 Explore With Us
ABANDONED GHOST TOWN!!  Berlin, Nevada
 
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I make a road trip on US highway 50 and camp out in central Nevada and explore the ghost town of Berlin. Berlin was a mining town (Silver & Gold) in the late 1800's and is now preserved as a Nevada state park. I was the only one at this park at this time drove on highway 50 the loneliest road in America. Spanish Summer by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ Front Porch Sitter by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ Back To The Wood by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Views: 4725 BaseCampChris
Top 10 Creepiest Ghost Towns In The World
 
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Thank you so much for watching. If you liked the video, leave a like, and don’t forget to hit that subscribe button if you’re new here. We will have many, many more videos like this one to come in the very near future. This has been Jake from Web Watch, thanks for watching. 10. Craco, Italy - Craco was once a thriving medieval village located in the south of Italy. It sits atop a large rock formation overlooking the gulf of Taranto. The town was once a monastic center, a feudal town, and a center of education with a university, a castle, a church, piazzas, and more. At its peak in 1561, Craco was a large exporter of grain, oil, vegetables, wine, and cotton. Unfortunately, in 1656, a plague struck Craco, reducing the population significantly. The rest of the population was forced to leave the town. Following this, the city never recovered due to its collapsing infrastructure. 9. Kayaköy, Turkey - Originally built in the 1700s in what was Greece at the time, this town was once home to over 20,000 people in the early 20th century. Unfortunately, when World War I hit, the Ottoman Empire collapsed and Greece lost the land to Turkey. The town was a large Greek Orthodox community, and when Turkey took it over the community was forced to flee. Since then, the town has sat abandoned with approximately 350 homes falling apart. 8. Polyana, Abkhazia - Polyana was once a decently sized town with over 40,000 people living inside it. In 1989, the town found itself caught in the middle of war. The war was between Georgian and Abkhazian armies and forced the people to leave. After the war, only a small few came back. 7. Bodie, California - Bodie, California was built in the mid to late 19th century in eastern California. By 1876, the town had flourished into a boom town thanks to the gold rush. This attracted several thousand residents. By the 1880s, the town also became a mining town. In 1910, the population was recorded at 698 people, which were predominantly people families who decided to stay in Bodie instead of moving on to other boom towns. Just a few years later, the town went into full decline and by the 40s the mines were shut down and the town was left abandoned where it has sat today. 6. Centralia, Pennsylvania - Centralia was founded in the late 1700s after colonial settlers bought the land from the Native Americans. Almost 100 years later, in 1856, the first coal mine in Centralia opened. This was followed by four more mines in the area. Little did anyone know, this would be the cause of the town's abandonment. 5. Cahaba, Alabama - Cahaba, Alabama was the first permanent state capital of Alabama from 1820 to 1825. In 1865, the town suffered a massive flood. The town became defunct, and the capital was moved. The town sits abandoned to this day with churches and old government buildings still lining the old unpaved roads. 4. Fortress of Shali, Siwa Oasis, Egypt - The ghost town of Shali lies near Egypt's isolated Siwa Oasis, about 350 miles west of Cairo. The town was built in the 1200s. It was a large fortress which would act as Egypt’s first line of defense from any westward attack. The buildings were made out of a salt and mud mixture that should not have stood the test of time. Amazingly, the structures, while very weathered, still stand today. 3. Pripyat, Ukraine - What's a video about ghost towns without mentioning Pripyat? Pripyat was founded in 1970 as a nuclear city to serve the nearby Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Just 16 years later one of the reactors at the power plant melted down during a test where safety systems were turned off. The reactor exploded and sent radioactive material into the air. The town of Pripyat was completely abandoned in less than 2 days after the disaster. Many people were killed in the following years from radiation-caused diseases, and the town will be completely uninhabitable until at least the year 2200. 2. Varosha, Cyprus - Varosha, Famagusta is an abandoned oceanfront town with a violent past. The city was doing very well until 1974 when the Turkish Army invaded the city. The Greeks engaged them in the streets of Varosha and the 39,000 people who lived there were forced to flee in fear of their lives. 1. Hashima Island, Japan - Hashima Island was just a patch of unsettled land before 1800. When coal was found in 1810, though, miners came to the island in droves. By the early 1900s, multiple mines were created as well as apartment buildings for the miners and their families. At its peak, over 5,000 people were packed onto Hashima Island. By the 1970s, petroleum had replaced coal and the mines on the island began to shut down. In 1974, the last mine shut down and the island was completely abandoned just a few months later.
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Living History in Butte: My Favorite Forgotten Montana Boom-Gone-Bust Town
 
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Evel Knieval's childhood playground, Butte Montana is rough and tumble Wild West frontier city through and through. Located in the Silver Bow Creek, the city was put on the map as a mining boomtown in the late 19th century and lays claim to be the “Richest Hill On Earth” thanks to the profitable minerals extracted underground. During its heyday, Butte grew into a thriving city and is now home to the second largest national historic district after New Orleans. On a visit you don’t want to miss an Underground Walking Tour. A highlight stop is the the Roaring 20’s Rookwood Speakeasy in the basement of the former Rockwood Hotel. Inside, a musty smell adrifts and you can imagine the room in its heyday in the 20’s with jazz, flappers and gambling. With such an extensive mining history, a trip to Butte should also include a trip to the World Museum of Mining, which is built on actual mine yard: The Orphan Girl. The tour also lets you peep into a shaft station, used to bring miners up and down to the veins below the city of Butte. Towards the end of the tour, we were all told to turn our headlamps off to see what total darkness looks like, and then with just a small flicker, what it was like with the faint glow of candles workers depended on in the beginning mining era. It should come as no surprise that a town with a rugged individualism mentality like Butte's also has its own distillery making spirits with names tied to Butte’s mining past. At Headframe Sprits, owned by Butte raised John McKee and his wife Courtney, you will find everything from gin and whiskey to vodka and bourbon. Head to the old fashioned bar tasting room to sample the liquor and the cocktails they create from it. The top seller is the Orphan Girl Bourbon Cream Liqueur, which is named for the mine. It’s similar to Bailey’s in taste and is mixed with Root Beer to create my favorite, the Dirty Orphan Girl cocktail.
Views: 1376 Carri Wilbanks
Real Wild West - 1of4
 
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Historians explain dirtier, less glamorous side of America's wild west. A great look into what life was really like in the lawless boom towns.
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Why Is This ABANDONED Town In The Middle Of Nowhere?
 
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🎀 FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA! TWITTER: 🐦OFFICIAL: http://bit.ly/ewucrew 🐦BOB'S: http://bit.ly/ewubobz 🐦EMMA'S: http://bit.ly/ewuemma INSTAGRAM: 📷OFFICIAL: http://bit.ly/ewuig 📷BOB'S: http://bit.ly/ewubobig 📷EMMA'S: http://bit.ly/ewuemmaig FACEBOOK: 📱OFFICIAL: http://bit.ly/ewucrewfb 💸 SUPPORT US ON PATREON! Monthly Patron-exclusive Q&A videos, Patron-exclusive Discord, & support the creation of MORE YOUTUBE VIDEOS! 💰 http://bit.ly/ewupatreon We found this mysterious ghost town in the middle of nowhere and could not find much information on the place. I do know it must have been an old mining town, so there are probably some good mine tunnels to go back and explore as soon as the snow melts. I also found that the main commodity was gold, placer gold deposits. I also want to say thank you to everyone who takes the time to like this video and comment. I READ EVERY comment, but many times I may not have the time to reply. I want you to know that I do read it and will make every effort to reply. 🙂 #Abandoned #Exploring #ExploreWithUs
Views: 135322 Explore With Us
Wild West / Old Ghost Towns / Gold Mining Movies
 
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You can watch the full movie at ; http://youtu.be/5GSMOMXsPUM Please Rate, Comment and Subscribe. Thank. Jeff
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Metal Detecting Old Colorado Gold Mining Sites!
 
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Today I decided to head up the mountains and swing the detector around some mid to late 1800's gold mining areas near Idaho Springs, Colorado. Thanks for watching! KleshGuitars Merchandise: https://www.justgraytshirts.com/ Use Discount Code KLESH10 - free shipping in the US and Europe! Other Platforms: Steemit: https://steemit.com/@kleshguitars Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KleshGuitars/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ript2shrds/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/shaneklesh KleshGuitars 12081 West Alameda Pkwy #141 Lakewood, CO 80228 Support my work via donation: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/KleshGuitars Bitcoin: 18ZgbM9azxrfJdv54Nw9VjAfBmEn8So7DR Etherium: 0xb1AB79833f70E0CA93C537462FcFbe627bDb5E53 Litecoin: LSKrBJMMBGmBLN5GNVq5fiwkak6z4YTxj5 PayPal: [email protected] Live Stream Channel: "KleshGuitars TV" https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7eN3k0jqA9D6XJDOw_23vA Background Music by: Cooper Hopkins Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/cooperhopkins YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-lO8iuS6xWhqJofZDrSjwg/videos
Views: 63446 KleshGuitars
Nelson Ghost Town
 
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A mid 1800's gold mining town. The mines in the canyon were active from about 1858 until 1945.
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OFFROAD TO STANTON GHOST TOWN, With West Vally Jeepers
 
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West Valley Jeepers off road trip to Stanton Ghost Town, Arizona. A interesting old Gold Mining town from the 1800's.
Views: 224 Bill Tower
Hello from The World Mining Museum
 
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Here’s a small clip from my latest Adventure- The World Mining Museum in Butte, Montana. This is the old style houses, shops, brick work, and town set up from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. Mining is and was such a big boom here and is a major part of Butte’s historic legacy. If Butte and it’s mines did not exist during this period- we would not have won world wars and have the luxury of electricity as we do now. Check out my Instagram- www.instagram.com/nerdyandperty
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Bodie State Historic Park is a Californian town frozen in the 1800's
 
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Bodie is an original mining town in California from the late 1800’s and stands in a state of arrested decay. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodie,_California https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Bodie+State+Historic+Park/@38.2141269,-119.0748551,12z/data=!4m5!1m2!2m1!1sghost+town+near+Bodie,+CA,+United+States!3m1!1s0x8097ca2718a34c3b:0x980675843d1751db
Views: 311 Ian Foster
Ghost Town, Independence, Colorado, Mining
 
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In the 1800s gold mining gave birth to Independence, Colorado and now, over 100 years later, gold mining is destroying the ghost town of Independence.
Views: 14515 JeepsterGal
Exploring Bodie Ghost Town in California
 
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Exploring around at the Bodie Ghost Town in California. It was a booming mining town back in the late 1800s. Everyone picked up and left as soon as the mine was tapped.
1800's Bank safe and Bones discovered in the woods
 
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From the story I was told by an old timer that lived up in the mountains of Idaho, there was a old mining town that burnt down in the summer of 1887. In the town was the main bank for the miners living in the area. Sometime after the fire someone broke into the bank and tried to blow up the safe with dynamite, but unfortunately for the bank robbers when the dynamite went off, it blew the safe out through a stone wall in the back of the bank and 200 feet down the hill spreading gold coins and old bills all over the hill side. This is the video of the search for the bank to prove it really happened. For more videos visit my channel, and don't forget to Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/user/rj32 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Abandoned Ghost Town Factory Eastern Oregon" ➨ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKr1RFnIMuA -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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Rediscovering A Lost Mining Town "The Sequel"
 
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Greg and I go back to where it all began to detect and explore a couple of areas of the mining town we missed. This time around we wade through water, visit old wells, fall down hills, break detectors and find an important tree that was vital during the coal mining operation that took place during the late 1800s but shut down by 1912. We didn't find much detecting but had a lot of fun trying. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Ghost Town Detecting With The XP Deus" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMNWy2bu0nA -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 22004 Mental Metal
Ghost Town - Gilmore, Idaho
 
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In this video I explored Gilmore Idaho. A ghost town, that was a mining down in the late 1800s to early 1900s. This mining industry spawned charcoal production used in minors lamps. Large kilns were built to manufacture it, three of them remain today. ================================================ Follow me on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moonstruckexploring Twitter: https://twitter.com/MSExploring Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/moonstruckexploring/ =============================================== Official Urbex Gear: http://www.cafepress.com/urbanexplorergear The video and still shots were taken with my Samsung Galaxy S6. Music by Bensound - Piano Moment - Bensound.com Help me to buy new camera equipment so I can make even better videos! GoFundMe at : https://www.gofundme.com/yqy2y2-new-camera-equipment
Views: 1378 Moonstruck Exploring
Abandoned Towns - The Gaiety Theatre & Grand Hotel - Paranormal Investigation
 
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The TPE team investigates the Gaiety Theatre and Grand Hotel, located in Zeehan, Tasmania. The theatre has hosted many touring companies and has served as the communities concert hall. It now shows old silent films. The old surrounding mining town was established in the late 1800s, becoming Tasmania's third largest town after Hobart and Launceston. However, like many other mining towns, Zeehan went from boom to bust.
An Unusual Gold Mine In Nevada
 
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In this video, I endeavor to spare you, my dear viewers, from having to make the long drive to the middle of nowhere in Nevada (along with the associated costs for fuel and damage to your vehicle on the rough road in). In addition, you are able to avoid the relatively long, hot hike up to this abandoned mine. And, of course, you are also spared from needing to spend any time underground in this sketchy abandoned mine as well. Now don’t get me wrong, we (usually) enjoy this sort of thing, but most probably would not… The mineral potential of this area was first recognized in the mid-1800s and a town and mill sprang up around the areas in the canyon that looked most promising very shortly thereafter. However, no one appears to have gotten rich here and (as with countless mining towns) everything slowly faded away, interspersed with only brief flurries of activity when new discoveries or economic conditions temporarily brought miners out into the hills again. There are surprisingly few records available on this specific mine. Although it is mentioned that work took place here in the 1930s, the only years that we could find production data for were for two years in the 1940s. This was primarily a gold mine, but some silver was extracted here as well. The official production figures were not terribly inspiring, but it seems that contemporary mining companies still poke around this site from time to time – even in those small, fractured stopes underground as could be seen from the surveyor’s flags... Although samples have been taken, to my knowledge, no modern exploratory work has been conducted. My exploring buddy on this trip was Mines of the West: https://www.youtube.com/user/GramVideos95 ***** All of these videos are uploaded in HD, so adjust those settings to ramp up the quality! It really does make a difference… You can click here for the full playlist of abandoned mines: https://goo.gl/TEKq9L Thanks for watching! ***** Growing up in California’s “Gold Rush Country” made it easy to take all of the history around us for granted. However, abandoned mine sites have a lot working against them – nature, vandals, scrappers and various government agencies… The old prospectors and miners that used to roam our lonely mountains and toil away deep underground are disappearing quickly as well. These losses finally caught our attention and we felt compelled to make an effort to document as many of the ghost towns and abandoned mines that we could before that niche of our history is gone forever. But, you know what? We enjoy doing it! This is exploring history firsthand – bushwhacking down steep canyons and over rough mountains, figuring out the techniques the miners used and the equipment they worked with, seeing the innovations they came up with, discovering lost mines that no one has been in for a century, wandering through ghost towns where the only sound is the wind... These journeys allow a feeling of connection to a time when the world was a very different place. And I’d love to think that in some small way we are paying tribute to those hardy miners that worked these mines before we were even born. So, yes, in short, we are adit addicts… I hope you’ll join us on these adventures! #ExploringAbandonedMines #MineExploring #AbandonedMines #UndergroundMineExploring
Views: 41182 TVR Exploring
Bodie, California: Mining Town in Pristine Preservation - tour sample
 
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Here's one of over 50 Mobile Phone Tours that LBP Media Group produced for Visual Travel Tours (VTT). www.visualtraveltours.com Tour Description follows: Bodie, California: Mining Town in Pristine Preservation - Bodie State Historic Park is both an authentic ghost town and a living museum of the Gold Rush days of the mid-1800s. With more than 150 buildings and hundreds more sites scattered in a valley among the lush green California Sierra foothills, it is located two hours south of Reno and five hours north of Los Angeles along US 395.
Views: 82 LBPMediaGroup