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  4. Yeah I started thinking that too tbh. I’ll send him a message directly. Thnx
  5. RSP58

    Abandoned Race Track

    Yes it was and thank you. Very happy I had the chance to do this before it disappears forever
  6. You might want to send Bob a direct message, putting this in general discussion makes it look like you are asking about whether it's okay to promote YOUR channel.... which maybe isn't going to get many eyes on it.
  7. wimc

    Abandoned Race Track

    Cool place to explore. Also, welcome to EF.
  8. At the beginning of this year I visited Nazareth Speedway. Located in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania. The track has been closed for a few years now and many rumors are going around of what is going to replace it. Check out the Video of the Grounds. Help me out by subscribing!😁
  9. Clinton was the first and largest town in the Patterson Mining District. Located in Ferris Canyon, it had 30 to 40 structures and more were built each day with wood brought in by lndians. Merchant John Sheehan was appointed Postmaster and his store served as the Post Office. Other buildings included Eben Trask's Livery Stable, Professor Hatfield's Tonsorial Parlor (barbershop), James Compston's Hall, Laraway's Butcher Shop, J. M. Campbell's Blacksmith Shop, P. C. Conway's house, the Borelin Bakery, the Summers & Ebi's Boarding House, Mrs. Smith's Boarding House, two saloons, a bootmaker, a Deputy U.S. Surveyor, two assay offices, T.B. Brown's house and other homes. Alex and Robert Folger, publishers of the Bridgeport Chronicle Union announced in July 11,1882, "Within a short time, the undersigned will commence the publication of the Mono Record at Clinton". The Bodie & Bridgeport Stage Line brought passengers in from Bodie on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, returning to Bodie on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. In 1882 the Summers Consolidated Mining Company was organized, combining the Kentuck & Georgie Howell Mines. During a six-month period, the Kentuck produced over $2000 in silver bullion. Later in 1882, the Summers were sued by their former partners in a dispute over ownership rights, but the Summers were found to be entitled to four-fifths of the property. ln 1883, while the Kentuck was working 24-hour shifts, it produced $19,000 worth of ore monthly. On-going legal expenses forced Summers Consolidated to sell one-fifth of the company to Bodie attorneys Paul Bennett & Patrick Reddy. Success of the Kentuck brought miners in from Bodie & Virginia City, causing the Daily Bodie Free Press to announce, "lt is the coming camp". ln 1883, the Mono County Board of Supervisors appointed attorney Richard Watkins to serve as the Clinton Justice of the Peace. The Clinton School District was established the same year. On August 30, 1884, the Chronicle Union reported, "The Trusties of the Clinton School District have bought in Bodie, for $35, a one and a half-story building 24x24, for removal to Clinton for a schoolhouse". The building was also used as the voting precinct. As was common at the time, many of the Clinton work force were Chinese. ln 1884, the Summers brothers formed the Mineral Chief Mining Company with Bridgeport-based investors Judge R.M. Briggs, Zackary Tinkum, Amasa F. Bryant & James Patterson, a venture that failed. ln December 1885, the Mineral Chief Mining Company was sued by T. C. Sharpe, John Sheehan & Henry Williams of the Great Western Mine, for reasons unknown. The Discovery Lode claim & the Patterson Mine were included in the lawsuit. The Summers filed bankruptcy and their property was liquidated in 1885 at a Sheriff's Sale. Clinton Postmaster John Sheehan, a frequent visitor at such gatherings bought the Kentuck Mine.
  10. Yeah. It doesn’t feel like it’s been that long ago tbh
  11. wimc

    Hello

    Welcome to EF.
  12. Hard to believe its been 18 years ago.
  13. Thank you and I appreciate that.
  14. Welcome to EF! This page has a few things for you to check out in Ohio... Encyclopedia of Forlorn Places
  15. Thank you for sharing that. It means a lot and I’m glad your wife wasn’t on those planes. And I’ve never seen the inside or the views from the towers. I’m glad you’re both safe. And that would have been a hard decision to make. I will never forget what happened on that day or the people that lost their lives.
  16. I thought I lost my wife on 9/11. She was flying Boston to LA on American Airlines that day. The second plane to hit the towers was the flight scheduled previous to hers. I didn’t know her flight number, so didn’t know if I watched her die on live TV. It wasn’t until the evening of the third day that she managed to get through the communications gridlock to call me. It was a rough time. I’ve spent a lot of time in the South Tower with the company I worked for. The offices were in the uppermost floors. My regular travel there ended in late 2000. Me inside the lower floors heading to the elevator to go upstairs. These images are stills from video of an October, 1999 trip. Around the perimeters of each floor were several carpeted steps that went to the iconic narrow slit windows. They were a nice spot to enjoy the view while taking a break or lunch. The view is east into Brooklyn. One can only speculate what one must have felt when faced with the descision to jump or burn from this height. Looking toward midtown Manhattan from the observation deck, the North Tower in view.
  17. I hope you don’t mind but I was playing cod and had an idea. I thought I’d make an emblem promoting your YouTube channel. I won’t use it if you don’t want me too but here it is. The wolf is different, but that’s all they had. Hope you like it. Edit: I tried to upload the picture but it’s saying -200 and not letting me upload it
  18. I know this doesn’t have to do with exploring but I figured since it’s 9/11 we could all take a moment to remember all those people who lost their lives. I’ve always loved but hated this day. I hate what happened but I love honoring those who died. So please honor them with me.
  19. Thnx and yeah that would be a problem. I don’t want to go on private property. I’ll have to do some more research and see where I can explore.
  20. There's a lot of stuff to explore in Ohio, just hard to get to and often on private property..... Welcome to EF!
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