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  1. here is a forum for that- http://pacaeropress.websitetoolbox.com/ sites, information, and locations on some. There is also a B24 crash site in Oregon, near Denio, NV. I believe a memorial has been erected at the site. http://www.blm.gov/or/resources/heritage/culb24.php , http://www.kdrv.com/oregon-trails-bomber-crash-site/ ,http://www.opb.org/television/programs/ofg/segment/b-24-mystery/
  2. Maybe this will narrow down the search for Etna, NV- http://tools.wmflabs.org/geohack/geohack.php?pagename=Etna_%28site%29%2C_Nevada&params=40_22_16_N_118_19_14_W_ It has a google earth link as well.
  3. Was there 2 years ago, the road in had just been bladed. Thought that was odd, followed it to the end, the mine entrance had been closed up, on the road beyond that was blocked (even though it did not go much further). There are also stock tanks there, so some one has been letting cattle graze up there as well. Don't believe the town was ever very large,you will pass through it if you take the road to the mine. http://s370.photobucket.com/user/ghosttrain2/library/Nevada%20Explorations%20Prince%20Royal%20town%20site
  4. I installed Monroe gas shocks up front,Yes-still have drums in the rear, have a disc rear end from a '97 Explorer, but think it may end up in my Mustang. Have not looked at the leak yet- Smelled it yesterday when I walked in front of it.
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    Welcome, Richard!!
  6. Finished replacing front shocks, and replaced the cd player with something that will not skip while travelling out on the trails. Still need to look at the rear brakes, and now, it seems to have a coolant leak....
  7. Kinda hard to determine how much of Oreana was demolished for the Interstate construction. Besides the mills there, there was also the shops and station for the Nevada Short Line. So,I believe Paher's map may be correct, as are some of the newer ones. Old US40 comes into Oreana just to the south of the Mills.One thing that is taken for granted ,is that most people forget that the Railroad was there first, and that any community that sprang up would be close to the tracks for supplies, and travel.
  8. That's a double edged sword for me, I would like a new one as well, but think that it would limit where I would go with it. I'll go anywhere I'm confortable with now in my Explorer and not worry about trail scratches in the finish.
  9. Anyone else planning or doing winter repairs and maintenance to their trail rig? I need to replace the front shocks, and rebuid the rear brakes this winter. Also have some misc. repairs to do inside. Last winter I upgraded the front brakes, and did ball joints.
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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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