I brought an Elgin to a ghost town

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  1. heifetz17

    heifetz17 Registered User
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    I’m visiting an 1864 ghost town this weekend and thought I’d have a bit of fun using one of my Elgins from 1890. I took a cool photo opportunity and thought I’d share. The building is a general store used from 1864-1890s.

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    Can I ask where this ghost town is, and it's name?

    Several years ago, while on a family vacation to the Black Hills, I met a local rock hound who graciously took me out exploring for Fairburn agates. In addition to rock hunting, he likes ghost towns. He has old plat maps that show the locations of former towns dating back into the mid 1800s, and he has found a lot of neat stuff (gold and silver coins and the like) by locating those towns with a GPS and searching them with a metal detector.
     
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    Very nice picture! :)
     
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    There are actually two ghost towns that are a mile apart. Virginia City and Nevada City, both in Montana. They’re both from the 1860s and are old mining towns. There were a lot of garnet and gold mines in the area at the time.
     
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    Thank you for your story...
    I did something similar a few years ago, photobombed a Waltham watch in Promontory UT ... thread here....

    May 10, 1869 completion of the Transcontinental Railroad

    all pics with a cell phone, so no great detail... and having issues finding them now on computer :(
     

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