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Kinda O/T Ghost Towns

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jasonic, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. Jasonic
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    I had to do alot of driving this weekend and decided to take all back roads. Besides coming across some pretty cool old tin laying around, I drove through a couple of North and West Texas ghost towns. The crappy phone pic is of a circa 1900 Jailhouse in Clairmont, TX. I came across it at dusk and it couldn't have possibly looked any cooler. Besides years worth of graffiti, it was really amazing to check out. I am sure the high school kids for miles around have been making pilgrimages for years. Highways are great for getting where you are going, but I for one still like seeing the world.
     
  2. JamesG
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    That would make a great back drop for car pictures.
     
  3. hemi
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    Boy.. i bet if THOSE walls could talk..... that's cool.
     
  4. SlamCouver
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    from Brazil, IL

    wow, pretty neat place, there are acouple places in WA where they have abonded towns have always wanted to go out and explore.
     

  5. HotRodPaint.com
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    Our daughter and her husband own the Manhattan Bar & Motel, in Manhattan, Nevada. They have been serving cold ones for over 100 years!

    Manhattan dates back to it's first silver strike in the 1860s, then had several more "booms" through the early 1900s. Now there is a huge open pit gold mine just below Manhattan (population 120 something). :)
     

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  6. yeah! a killer taildragger in front of that would look hot. would look just as kickass if in b/w, or at least I think so.
     
  7. 41woodie
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    I'm sure the ground around that little mission building looks like it's been plowed but I'd still like to give it a go with my metal detector, you never know what might turn up.
     
  8. Steve Ray
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  9. Flat_Broke
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    I've read about a few abandoned mining towns in BC/WA. Same here, always wanted to go and explore. Did it back in Australia with my Dad, found some pretty cool shit.
     
  10. Terry
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    Hey I know that place!
     

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  11. Randsburg California, Old Mining town

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  12. 60'coupe
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    Hey Bob, Are you gonna put that on the roof of the Merc too ??? Merry Christmas !
    Rob
     

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