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  1. 7 points
    nvexpeditions

    Toyah, Texas

    Toyah takes its name from an Indian word meaning 'flowing water'. It is the oldest townsite in Reeves County, and began as a trading post for ranches in the area. Prior to the Texas and Pacific Railway's arrival, W.T. Youngblood and his family arrived in a covered wagon and opened an adobe store. In 1881, Toyah saw first train and a post office was open. By the end of the year, Toyah had tents, saloons, restaurants, and a six-times weekly stage service provided by the Overland Transportation Company connecting to Fort Stockton and Fort Davis. In 1886, the A.M. Fields Hotel was opened, and in 1894 Toyah's first school was built. By 1910, Toyah had a population of 771 and had become an important cattle shipping point (although the shipping point soon moved to Toyahvale, some 25 miles south as the crow flies). A handsome new brick school was erected in 1912, and by 1914 Toyah had over a thousand residents, where it remained until the Crash of 1929. Two years later, only 553 remained in Toyah, and only 17 businesses were open. Since then, Toyah has been in a steady decline. By 2010, only 90 people remained in the quiet town. The school building has been abandoned for decades, and the majority of the business district was leveled by a tornado in 2004. Toyah School, built 1912 Ruins of the old Bank Toyah Christian Church Toyah Baptist Church, est 1903 For more Toyah photos, check out my Toyah album.
  2. 4 points
    EndicottExplorer

    Elberton, Washington

    I heard about Elberton from a couple of townfolk in the nearby small town of Garfield, WA. It wasn't until this past summer that I finally got a chance to explore and find the once thriving town, now not so much. Only a handful of structures remain from what once was a 200 acre, 500 person town in a draw along the Oregon-Washington Railroad (no longer used). The town was evidently started by a man named C.D. Wilbur and named after his son Elbert. Due to several catastrophic events (a fire and the great depression to follow), the town began a rapid decline and is now down to about 15 full-time residents. Whitman County bought the townsite and made a park there with hiking trail and other paths through the ruins in 1970. The most prominant reminders of what once was are the in-tact Church (United Brethren, I believe) and the perennial gardens from homesteads past that continue to grow in the Spring. Below are a few pictures of what you see there now.
  3. 3 points
    FallonJoe

    I'm mad at myself.

    I just got off the phone with them. They were not happy that their employees did this, they said they were going to take the proper course of action and we came to an agreement.
  4. 3 points
    So, I know Stokes castle has probably been posted on here a hundred times. It's still one of my favorite places to visit. I got a rare footage of the inside since they put up the fence. There is also some cool drone footage of sand mountain and some natural hot springs. Enjoy!
  5. 3 points
    How's the building holding up? I might get out there one of these days, they're several rockhounding sites up by Vya I'd like to get to. my neck couldn't handle that last image, fixed it for ya ;-)
  6. 3 points
    Hey fellow explorers! Exploring an Abandoned water plant with some "cool" looking views to go along with it. This place was HIGHLY dangerous due to the "Death Drop" from the 2nd floor. Happy New Years guys/gals and ready to begin 2018 with new explores and adventures! I tried really hard to get this in before 2018 so excuse any mishaps you might see. Subscribe to us from Texas for all of our updates and support! Our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrNqMXvNR5nRn2Q45Dh3FzA Subscribe to us from Texas for all of our Explorations, updates, and extras. We would appreciate the support! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZaxTktiwmg Any comments and feedback are greatly welcomed. Thanks for reading!
  7. 3 points
    Hello gang, PANICd.com has been around since 2010. It is a database that documents locations around the United States with Paranormal Activity. Back in 2010, we also created the YouTube channel, http://www.youtube.com/panicdvideos however, we really never did anything with the video channel until just recently. Over the years, my wife and I have been blessed with the ability to travel the country and visit ~180 of the locations within our database, so we decided to start creating a series of videos called "Our Haunted Travels". We have been looking for others who like to travel, explore, investigate, document historical finds, etc. Check us out, give us a sub if interested. Thank You.
  8. 2 points
    Evan

    Hey! Socal urbex

    Heard about this forum from Explore With Us. I've been super hyped on his videos because they focus on the sites themselves. Most people on youtube spend a lot of time filming themselves, which I get tired of really quickly. Also a big fan of Adam the woo, although he doesn't upload much these days in terms of abandoned stuff. Whenever I explore, I usually go for the experience and take occasional photos with my iphone, but sometimes I'll bring my brother along and he'll shoot with his Nikon. Excited to talk about locations with other people who have similar interests
  9. 2 points
    Walking up C Street in Virginia City, Neek, Sar and I decided to explore one last saloon in town. Like the other saloons, this place has a history going back to the 19th century. It also, like some other saloons, has reports of paranormal activity. But there’s something about the Washoe Club that demands a closer look, which is exactly what we gave it!
  10. 2 points
    I have been dormant for far to long. Months in fact. It felt great to get back out and rummage around a derelict building. It might have been 9 degrees out, but I was still having a blast.
  11. 2 points
    0ptimissed

    Photography

    If you would like to see more of my photos, here is the link to my flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/songdogstudios/albums Otherwise, I thought I'd post a couple here, for fun. The last two are from my phone, but still show a bit of some adventures.
  12. 2 points
    Standing nearly-forgotten between Kissimmee and Davenport is a large concrete monument that once welcomed visitors to Polk County, Florida's "Citrus Center" (though the marker is actually nearly a quarter mile from the county line in Osceola County). Around 1930, several of these markers were erected at entry points to the county, and today only three remain. This one stands in its original home, along what was once the Tampa Highway/Dixie Highway/Lee Jackson Highway. Interestingly, on one side of the monument, Citrus is actually misspelled 'Citurs.' Apparently, there was a vote early this year to move the monument to a more prominent location, which was voted down. The highway has since been re-routed to the east (US-92), but 'Old Kissimmee Road' or 'Old Tampa Highway' still remains, and even has original brick paving in places. Definitely a cool find.
  13. 2 points
    The main drag in Virginia City, Nevada (known as C Street) normally evokes the feeling of an Old West town. The street is filled with old saloons, many of them dating back to the 19th century when the town was in the throes of a silver rush from the discovery of the Comstock Lode in 1859. But on the day that Neek, Sar and I visited, the main feeling that C Street evoked was hunger!
  14. 2 points
    Here is the story from Stevens camp
  15. 2 points
    MB64

    Abandond mine in the desert

    Yes, this place has been done before by people, including Bob (Area 51 tunnels or something like that) It was such an interesting looking place I had to find it and go there. Camped out over night at the office building in 20 something degree weather, my sleeping bag actually froze to the tent. I didn't venture into the mines more than a few feet. 1, I was alone and 2, it was creepy as fook LOL Time was also against me, quite the drive from here back home. Couple of trusted people knew where I'd be so if they didn't hear from me, they'd get the ball rolling. I'm not much for talking in my videos so it's a bit of a different take. Still learning Davinci Resolve so there are some goofs.
  16. 2 points
    I've watched a number of your videos. The one that sticks out is when you found that camping gear (with the K-Bar knife), and then the climbing gear inside the mine portal. That was creepy for any number of reasons. Very good stuff. Of course I *do* go deep into mines, but that's just my preference.
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    Evan

    Photography

    Hey! I recognize that boat!
  19. 1 point
    Solzeyejewels

    Hey! Socal urbex

    Hi, I'm Susan. I just wrote a long intro and then bumped a button on my phone and poor it was gone. Such is Life. I've been exploring old ghost towns, cabins, middle of nowhere finds sinve I was a child. My Dad instilled it in my genes. I'm leaving March 1st on the Adventure of my lifetime to wander and explore for a year. I've spent the last three years exploring Eastern OR. Luckily that my back yard, so every weekend and many evenings have brought something new. I had the opportunity to retire early, in Dec., so 2018 is a whole new life of opportunity. I turn 60 the end of this month, so hopefully I have a lot of time left to enjoy my retirement doing what I love most. Nice to meet you all. I look forward to participating in the forum. My Life motto is "On a Quest..." Onward. Tally hi! Susan
  20. 1 point
    MB64

    Hey! Socal urbex

    Welcome! Just started getting into the abandoned videos little over a year ago myself. Explore With Us, The Proper People, Exploring with Josh (even though I hate the way he speaks LOL) plus other peoples' channels.
  21. 1 point
    nvexpeditions

    Toyah, Texas

    While my website has always been focused on Nevada, I've really been giving thought as to what to do in regards to places elsewhere. I have a few others in Florida too, and in California of course....I figured until i come up with a solution I'd just post stuff here. As far as my handle, I thought of changing it to something more generic, I just don't know *what*
  22. 1 point
    When I was a kid, my parents and I made generally annual trips to northern Oklahoma to visit my paternal grandparents, aunts and uncles and cousins. Being that I was born and raised in the south central Mojave Desert, the route took us along US66. Ponca City, near the Kansas border north of Oklahoma City, was where my father was born and raised and where some of his family still lived. Back then (1950s-1960s) the town’s main streets were all brick. I clearly remember them. Today, they’re all torn up. I know they made for a rough ride, but the nostalgia is long gone.
  23. 1 point
    David A. Wright

    Toyah, Texas

    So ... are you going to change your handle to “txexpeditions” now?
  24. 1 point
    Sounds like an awesome place!
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  26. 1 point
    nvexpeditions

    Ruins of Toyah Bank

    From the album Toyah, Texas

  27. 1 point
    nvexpeditions

    Old building on Front Street

    From the album Toyah, Texas

  28. 1 point
    nvexpeditions

    Ruins of Toyah Bank

    From the album Toyah, Texas

  29. 1 point
    nvexpeditions

    Toyah Christian Church

    From the album Toyah, Texas

  30. 1 point
    nvexpeditions

    Old House in Toyah

    From the album Toyah, Texas

  31. 1 point
    nvexpeditions

    Toyah School, built 1912

    From the album Toyah, Texas

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    It's a module you add, you can call it whatever you want. I can't even remember how I did it. EDITED TO ADD: you have go into Channel Settings and turn on "Customize the layout of your channel" Now you should have a box called Featured Channels. You can add links to other channels, change the name of it to whatever you want, etc.
  36. 1 point
    Yeah, I took a lot of crap for that video. Me checking for ID or God forbid a dead body, turned into me "stealing" and "trashing". Like I need Walmart camping gear or a surplus store knife. I took issue with a few people for going into those mines, mainly because of people that might try it without being prepared and equipped. Which I assume you are. As you probably know, the BLM in Nevada try very hard to keep people out of the thousands of abandoned mines in that state, fencing them off with signs. Hey - if you want to cross-promote channels, I will add you to my "Cool Stuff I Like" sidebar if you'll do the same!
  37. 1 point
    During our Highway 50 Loneliest Road in America Challenge, we found out that the Eureka Opera House in Eureka, Nevada was a recently renovated cousin to the Piper’s Opera House in Virginia City, Nevada. We decided to visit. The first Piper’s Opera House (formerly Maguire’s Opera House) was built in 1863 was burned down in the Great Fire of 1875. Piper was able to raise funds to rebuild it from promoting shows at his other venues. The second Opera House burned down in 1883 when John Piper allegedly left a cigar unattended in his upstairs apartment. The current house was built in 1885 and has stood since. I guess the third time was the charm!
  38. 1 point
    Streetstock07

    Sanatorium and hotel from the 1800's

    First time doing a video of my adventures, critiques are always welcome. Hopefully many more adventures to come.
  39. 1 point
    CindyN11

    Photography

    Great shots!!!!
  40. 1 point
    After leaving Austin, Neek, Sar and I drove back on to Highway 50 and motored through the expansive beauty of Nevada. It was around 2pm and while we had driven through half of “The Loneliest Road in America,” we still had four more stamps to get to complete our booklet and receive our certificate of completion. We were a bit concerned that since some of the places that do stamping might close at 5pm, we would have to hurry to reach our goal.
  41. 1 point
    Hey, everybody! Just subbed to everyone here (everyone I was not already subbed to, anyway). Sin, in particular I was glad to be the 2nd subscriber to your brand-new channel! I remain Random Coyote at this channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSoQgzBtc-ImZmopTEIsLsA?view_as=subscriber I know I have been posting very little of late; it has been an unusually busy Fall season for me. I do have plans for more and a lot of Idaho in the south and central area will be explored. I have a list of at least a dozen or more interesting areas to document, but with winter settling in some of it will have to wait.
  42. 1 point
    We subscribed back today! Sorry for the delay.
  43. 1 point
    Harley Kuehl

    Photography

    Yep....I think that Ford van is overdue to yearly inspection!!!! Great shots...
  44. 1 point
    wimc

    Photography

    All are good, like the first one more.
  45. 1 point
    Interesting channel there. I have subscribed to your channel there, hoping for a subscribe back! Thanks! Our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrNqMXvNR5nRn2Q45Dh3FzA
  46. 1 point
    CindyN11

    Critters

    Getting ready to experience our first winter in North Idaho. Yesterday went to the H2H Bison Ranch in Worley
  47. 1 point
    if that I think friend, a kind of carbonate .. there was a lot of sulfur in the mine .. and metals such as gold, silver, pyrite, copper .. we arrived 3 km inside .. the depth of the mine is not known precisely .. estimated at about 25 km ..
  48. 1 point
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-7Xpb9xI38VQ53eLC8JfiQ Ghost Towns of Nevada and California.
  49. 1 point
    I have two channels. The first is my paranormal investigations stuff... Anomalous Phenomena Investigations The second is just stuff from Randsburg Ghost Town Old West Days. I am planning on adding more content later this year of other travels. Cindy Nunn Photography My videos are not monetized, but hopefully people will go to everyone else's channels if I am subscribed
  50. 1 point
    I do daily vlogs, and urban exploration videos. I put out a new video every day. I have an "Exploration Playlist" that you can check out of you are not interested in my daily vlogs. But I hope you will give a few of them a shot! https://www.youtube.com/jeffgrantmedia?sub_confirmation=1



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