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  1. Thanks for posting Lee. Fabulous images and I'm glad you shared - very cool to see the different angles. Wow!
  2. Desertdog, here is the general location: 40.27'15.70 N 118.45'48.00 W Sorry about the slow reply as I haven't been keeing up on "all things' internet for many months. Here is a view from the cemetery. Seven Troughs canyon would be on the left side. Mazuma would be just above and left of center.
  3. Welcome as well, Lee. I appreciate the photo and information. I used google earth to kind of position where the photo was taken and then scooted over to where you said the cemetery would be and it went straight over the spot where I thought it was. When viewing from the general area where the photo was taken, it always seems to me that the cemetery would be further around the corner, perhaps out of view to the south, but that's not the case since the slope of the hill isn't that much. I do believe that is the spot based on the terrain, the "general" appearance of the slight mounds, rock piles etc. They're pretty worn down but I believe that's it. Thanks once again and good luck hunting.
  4. Thanks Bob. Since I don't know this forum/BB to well, I wouldn't know if that "player" was common or not. It was about three inches square and did a slide show, with a timing adjustment for how long each pic would show. I've never seen anything like it, but I bet your right. Flickr changed (radically IMO) their whole scheme of doing things a few days ago and I'm still pretty clueless about it except for a few basic things. Back on topic: Thanks to asmcrazy for recommending Hugh Shamberger's book. I think I have a book or two of his, but not this one. I will look for it
  5. Here is a rephotography set that has all the ones I've done. Most recent are at the end (bottom). Please cut and paste it as this link was producing a player of some sort on the screen here: www.flickr.com/photos/desert4wd/sets/72157614120808725/ Here's a collection of most everything from this last trip... : http://www.flickr.com/photos/desert4wd/collections/72157633314720544/
  6. Thanks Cindy for posting the photo of the Darby Reduction Co. Great find IMO and terrific to see. I climbed around the area a few years back but to see it adds so much.
  7. Your research is terrific! (I'm sadly lacking in that ability) Wow, that certainly adds more depth to those towns and makes it more interesting. Seems like I haven't read much about the area like I usually do, just picking up pieces here and there. Seems to me I remember seeing a larger rock near the entrance to the Seven Troughs canyon that had drill holes in it. I hadn't thought about it for some time but gave a casual look for it on my way out a few weeks back with no luck. Hmmmm.....
  8. Very good reads Cindy - thanks for posting up. I've seen a story or two in the past, but not the original material. Thanks for researching! Desertdog, here is a link to a screen shot from goog earth: http://www.flickr.com/photos/desert4wd/8685690413/sizes/o/in/photostream/ 40.27.16N, 118.45.47W (approx). I believe its fair to say its close enough to the canyon entrance (the vague description given by one of the cemetery/burial websites) but it is up on a rise to the south and definitely out of the canyon where the flood was.
  9. Thank you for that information. Really cool to hear the story from William Kehoe and that there is still a living connection to the area. I do like that.
  10. Here's a pic (similar but not exact comparison) of the remaining headframe at Seven Troughs
  11. That is the cemetery below Tunnel Camp. I didn't count but there are quite a few more than seven buried here. i thought all that died in the flood were buried in one place, presumably at the ones near Seven Troughs Canyon.
  12. Lots of guesses here from me. I believe that Tunnel Camp was probably too small to have their own cemetery. However. there is no reason that those who died way back when from both Seven Troughs, Mazuma (pre-flood) and Tunnel Camp weren't buried there. Those who were buried at Mazuma apparently were only those who died from the flood. Going back to the "Seven Troughs" cemetery, the one apparently in front of Tunnel Camp, I would think that there would possibly be more burials there than what it seems. I'm sure many are unaccounted for, but who knows.
  13. Thanks for the info and video Cindy. That is the cemetery below Tunnel Camp and there is no reason it should not be listed as the Seven Troughs Cemetery because it is within normal distances from town. Tunnel, was connected with Seven Troughs, so to speak. What I've read concerning the Mazuma cemetery is the same as what you said above with no visible markers. Also it's supposed to be "near" Seven Troughs Canyon which is +/- half mile away. I didn't measure it...lol. Plus it's supposed to be easy to miss. The one at Tunnel is well marked (could have been improved after the original comment. There are too many gravesites from what i was expecting as well. The apparent site I found would fit the bill with maybe five or six possible sites. (sure look like graves to me). No markers and near enough to the entrance to the Seven Troughs canyon. I was thown off originally by the supposedly documented location and vague descriptions. My primary goal here is to not loose this to history.
  14. Thanks for your help and insight everyone. I don't have any USGS maps, but here is a goggle Earf view at this flickr.com link: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8394/8685690413_2d254525d5_o.jpg North is up, Tunnel camp is down. The only coordinates I could find on the net are indicated at the top "red cross" (need better icons...lol) Actually, my reading put the cemetery way up on the hill so I can't figure that one out. In any case, sorry for the delay David- I was away from the computer all day. Hope your trip went well! Here's an example. Facing northward.
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