“To a medieval peasant, a radio would have seemed like a miracle.”~R Dawkins
Yep, I had to go back.
Some might say I can be a bit obsessive…they’d be right. I was so taken with the place that I not only have a book on order but bought a video which talked about the mine’s history. And for me, it is the history which I find so fascinating. Me, normally not much of a history buff as I mostly find stories about war, royalty and such rather remote and uninspiring, smitten. There is something different about this kind of history for me; I can immerse myself in this and daydream about what life might have been like here. It is kind of an epic human battle, a struggle over poverty, harsh conditions, greed, etc. , all to build an average life in the desert. It has also inspired me to see even more mining ghost towns, one here in AZ in the near future, a few in Nevada and then the holy grail of well-preserved ghost towns: Bodie in CA. Now to make the time commitment and allot for the travel in my budget!