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  1. Loved the video! Was like watching a horror movie with me sitting here yelling..."Don't go in that hole! Don't you watch scary movies? If you go in you won't come out!" LOL!
  2. Best move we ever made. Loving life in the big trees Hoping to share some more photos here of Burke and the Star Mine, as soon as Bob figures out what is going on with uploads, LOL!
  3. Thanks, El How is life in the desert?
  4. Something wrong with photo uploading again? Keep getting an error that it exceeds limits when it is well under?
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. One of my latest passions... wandering around this old ghost town and photographing the Hecla Star Mine in Burke, Shoshone County, Idaho.
  8. Welcome! I am also in Idaho, up north in Post Falls
  9. 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!!!
  10. Very cool video! I would guess that the cabin was built between 1915 to around 1925. The rock building was most likely used for cold storage. The very small windows kind of rules it out as an original living space.
  11. I can't tell you the exact location, but if you ever want to explore the property I can secure permission for you. I have exclusive access, even though I now live in North Idaho. My Simi Valley/Chatsworth investigations team are still running and I send them there for more investigations You must live in Chatsworth or Canoga Park area then
  12. The Knapp family were (and are) pretty private people, so very little was ever published publicly. The wandering horse was eventually captured and brought to the ranch in Chatsworth, and the horse is actually buried there. I have a photo of the grave. The Forest Service did have the ranch property but I believe descendants have now managed to reclaim ownership of some of the property.
  13. Some links on the Frank Knapp ranch in Angeles NF. Not all information in the interviews is correct, but close enough as it's just minor mistakes, such as the year the Knapp family immigrated. https://scvhistory.com/scvhistory/tlp_lat042583.htm https://thediggings.com/owners/1050399 https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/gec-earth-browsing/C21sZ19VmLY http://www.lagoldmines.com/index.php?page=356299.txt http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/treasure-legends/234011-californias-lost-padre-mine-found-again-1927-a.html
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    • Exploration Field Trips: May 1-3, 2000 - Trip with Alan Patera and Alan Hensher into Death Valley
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    • Trip 2001 - Northeastern Nevada, Southwestern Idaho
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      This is the trip that I consider to be my favorite trip I have ever undertaken.  It had been in the planning stages since the previous December.  Originally, quite a number of people were invited and had semi-committed themselves to come along.  Over time, however, eventually the number of people whose semi-commitments became firm commitments to this trip narrowed to four.  And I was one of them.

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      4. Unionville, Nevada.
      5. Midas, Nevada.
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      11. Silver City, Idaho.
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      20. Metropolis, Nevada.
      21. Charleston, Nevada.
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