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  1. 7 points
    CindyN11

    Star Mine in Burke, Idaho

    One of my latest passions... wandering around this old ghost town and photographing the Hecla Star Mine in Burke, Shoshone County, Idaho.
  2. 3 points
    Business as usual, flying drones and going into tunnels.
  3. 3 points
    CindyN11

    New from Idaho

    Welcome! I am also in Idaho, up north in Post Falls
  4. 2 points
    CindyN11

    New Explorer from Las Vegas

    Settling in to Idaho, and had a bit of a setback with my muscle disability. It will never be reversed or fixed, but I am staying stable. Also, writing books. I have three coming out so far through Fonthill Media, Arcadia Publishing and The History Press First book hits the shelves at the end of this month. It's about the King Solomon Mine in Kern County, CA.
  5. 2 points
    CindyN11

    Star Mine in Burke, Idaho

    It is an amazing place! It is also home to what has been nicknamed Shit Creek. People literally built their outhouses to hang over the creek! And... little known fact, this is where the famous Screen Goddess Lana Turner was born
  6. 2 points
    David A. Wright

    New from Idaho

    Y-Bar Cafe in Grand View ... ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿฝ๏ธโ˜• Mmmmm Good!
  7. 2 points
    CindyN11

    New Explorer from Las Vegas

    Welcome Newbies! And Bob, try as you might, you will never "kill" this place, LOL! It might go quiet, be we all find our way back here. I've missed you guys!!!
  8. 2 points
    braindead0

    New Explorer from Las Vegas

    Welcome everyone!
  9. 1 point
    CindyN11

    Star Mine in Burke, Idaho

    Thanks, El How is life in the desert?
  10. 1 point
    CindyN11

    Star Mine in Burke, Idaho

    Something wrong with photo uploading again? Keep getting an error that it exceeds limits when it is well under?
  11. 1 point
    Valkhund

    New Explorer from Las Vegas

    Greetings and salutations!!! As you can all probably tell I am most certainly new to the forums, I have been watching the EWU videos for some time now yet somehow skipped over there being a forum board to talk about exploration! I am an avid hiker with my soon to be wife and we do tons of photography and love exploring the outdoors. I have showed her the videos of urban exploration and abandoned places and the like, and I suggested we find some time to look into seeing some really cool stuff abandoned to the likes of time. So I guess what I'm asking is if any of y'all know of some cool spots to hit up in the Southern Nevada region to get my wife and I started hunting for some abandoned places to take some nice shots for our photography hobby and love of hiking!! And of course to wrap it up, keep up the great videos, it gives good inspiration to get up and explore! Any ideas or locations to start out is greatly appreciated!
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    Bob

    New Explorer from Las Vegas

    Nice to see you back Cindy, we missed you too! Where have ya been?
  13. 1 point
    ShotGunBetty

    New from Idaho

    Joined from a YouTube drop by EWU Crew. I live in Idaho and love to explore places. My family is from here, some of them helped found Idaho and parts of Oregon. I created an account here awhile ago but got busy and wasn't sure if I posted an intro or not but anyways HELLLOOO FROM IDAHO ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ I love being outside. Exploring, fishing, shooting, metal detecting, wandering whatever. I am also the founder of Women Anglers of Idaho. I also dabble in preservation of dead things and taxidermy so everytime I go out there is something to do! I don't know what all you guys want or need to know. Hope that covers it!
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    ElPolvo

    New Explorer from Las Vegas

    Welcome the the big EF!
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    Bob

    New Explorer from Las Vegas

    You're lucky to be in Nevada, there is literally stuff all over the state to explore. Being over 80% public land, that's a lot of land to explore. You have some really cool places near Las Vegas, but I think central and northern Nevada has a lot more abandoned locations that haven't yet been destroyed, although they seem to be getting hit hard with all the tourists with UTV's. If you do get out to these places, I think you should start a YouTube and post them up. It's always nice to see some new locations or see what they were once they have been completely destroyed. If you are heading in a certain direction, let me know and I can throw out some suggestions. I currently have so many locations that I would have a hard time with any suggestions without any specific direction. A cool website you might want to check out is mylandmatters.com, it's great for showing land ownership at most places. We usually don't post locations on the public forum though as we try to preserve the locations, but to be honest, with how much destruction I have seen, I don't think it helps. Once you figure out what direction you may are heading in, shoot me a private message and i'll see if I have any locations that look worth checking out.
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    Bob

    New Explorer from Las Vegas

    Thanks and welcome to the forums. Where did you see a link to the forums? This forum is pretty dead and I thought I had wiped all the links to the forums on YouTube. There is a decent amount of stuff down near Las Vegas, how far are you willing to travel? There is a lot in the Mojave too.
  17. 1 point
    Kimmikwood

    New from Idaho

    Welcome! Being from Oregon originally there are some cool ghost towns out that way! Post pics!!!!
  18. 1 point
    braindead0

    New from Idaho

    Welcome to EF! One of these days I'll get up there.
  19. 1 point
    ShotGunBetty

    New from Idaho

    Thanks all! Dig it I am also in Sw Idaho. Bob silver city area is popular and it's surrounding areas and there are 2 mines in the Owyhees somewhere that are actually for sale. Also abandoned missle silos... a mystery about lost treasure in the malad gorge... devils kitchen is and old stone house out near grand veiw... there are old mines all over. I could go on and on if you want more specific information let me know!
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    Andy-Carrie

    Juab County Utah

    We are headed out to Juab County to check a few old mining complexes - we'll post our results and photos when we return!
  21. 1 point
    Toysx2

    Frisco Utah

    While out on an extended camping trip in Northern Arizona, my wife and I took a day trip up to the ghost town of Frisco Utah. This is probably the most accessible old town that I have ever been to. It is just a few hundred yards off Highway 21 northwest of the town of Milford. Frisco was associated with the Hornsilver Mine. By 1885, $60,000,000 of zinc, lead, copper, gold and silver had been produced. Poor mining practices led to a collapse of the mine in 1885, and it never really produced after that. Unfortunately, the area around the Hornsilver Mine is off limits today. The townsite and 5 of the old charcoal ovens that once fueled the Frisco smelter are still accessible. There are pieces of equipment laying around, but most of those would date to a time after 1900. The company that built a compressor marked โ€œPPCโ€ did not come into being until around 1920. An interesting research paper on the ovens noted that there were at least 41 of the beehive ovens built to service the Frisco Smelter. Those were arranged around the area in 11 different sets. One set of 7 ovens, located a few miles away, are considered to be the best preserved charcoal ovens in the state of Utah.
  22. 1 point
    CindyN11

    Utah ghost town once Hawaiian paradise

    Utah ghost town once Hawaiian paradise By Natalie Crofts October 29th, 2013 @ 1:30pm Courtesy of Cuma Hoopiiaina Share226 Share222 Tweet4 0 0 Natalie Crofts 19 Comments Post or read comments Related Stories Ghost towns: a Utah photo gallery Photo Gallery ยป SKULL VALLEY โ€” Little remains of the desert ghost town of Iosepa, which was once home to a colony of Hawaiians and named the best kept and most progressive city in Utah. Rumors have spread over the years about the abandoned town, which is now little more than a memorial and cemetery. Iosepa, pronounced yo-SEH-pa, was home to close to 300 people from Hawaii and their descendants from 1889 to 1917 in what is currently known as Skull Valley, near Tooele. "They were happy," said Cuma Hoopiiaina, whose husband Malu was the last surviving person to be born and raised in Iosepa. "They had their own school, they raised their own crops." The little town in the middle of the desert featured "Imilani Square" and streets with names like "Honolulu Avenue" and "Laie Avenue." The name Iosepa comes from the Hawaiian version of Joseph; the town was named after President Joseph F. Smith of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who was a missionary in the Hawaiian islands. The church purchased the land for the Hawaiian immigrants. Related Story 5 unforgettable ghost town adventuresIn a recent article, I showcased photos from some of my favorite Utah ghost towns. Many readers requested more information on how to find these towns, so I've compiled this list of five ghost towns that will allow you to see some of our state's most stunning relics from the past. "The Hawaiian colony worked hard and built Iosepa with homes, fire hydrants, (a) school house, (a) church house, general store and streets," Malu wrote in his personal history before he passed away 16 years ago. "They had beautiful lawns, flowers, gardens and fruit trees which won for the town the state prize for the best kept and most progressive city in Utah in 1911." At least one of the fire hydrants can still be seen in Iosepa today. Not much else of the structure of the city remains, other than the 84 graves of people who died there, ranging in age from newborn to 82. "There were good times and bad times in Iosepa," Malu wrote. "The Hawaiians lived through depressions of the 1890's, hardships of the freezing weather, climates and sickness that they were not used to." Rumors of a leprosy outbreak circulated in newspapers at the time and still persist today, but while there were two lepers who came to the colony, they had already contracted the disease before arriving and there was never an outbreak, Cuma said. A remaining fire hydrant in Iosepa. Deseret News, 1976. Credit: Courtesy of Cuma Hoopiiaina Despite some difficulties adjusting to a new environment, the Hawaiians still managed to make their desert home beautiful. "They also had enjoyable and fun times," Malu wrote. "They made their own games, went swimming in the ponds, lots of music with singing and dancing. Yes, they even had fun working hard." So what drove this Hawaiian town to extinction? In 1917, the temple in Hawaii was announced and settlers were encouraged to return. Leaving their home of 28 years was accompanied by much emotion, Malu wrote. "Some did not want to leave Iosepa, but once the movement got underway nearly all were swept along," he wrote. The Hoopiiaina family was the last to remain in Iosepa and only to make Utah their permanent home. They made a homestead in Iosepa but eventually lost water rights and moved to Murray. However, their connection to the town remained. They worked with others to raise money for a memorial for the town's centennial in 1989, which cost around $40,000. The layout of Iosepa. Credit: Courtesy of Cuma Hoopiiaina President Gordon B. Hinckley gave the dedicatory address and prayer of the historical monument on site, and the governor of the state of Hawaii declared Aug. 28, 1989, "Iosepa Pioneers Centennial Day in Hawaii." "This was something of a barren place for those who came and made it scenic and beautiful," Hinckley said in the dedicatory address. "They came here willingly and with apprehension from their hearts as they worked dilligently and faithfully and they left reluctantly as has been indicated today." Now every year descendents of Iosepa and other Polynesians travel to the memorial to put flowers on graves and camp every Memorial Weekend, Cuma said. Read more at http://www.ksl.com/?nid=1010&sid=27432550#xWZj8vm2fqQT0qKA.99
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