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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Monday, January 18, 2010

MWT - Gold fever in Stanton Arizona

Old Stagecoach Road to Stanton
You can camp and hunt for gold on Richy Hill but don't be a claim jumper.  Discover the, almost, ghost town of Stanton, Arizona here.


26 comments:

Martha Z said...

Gold fever is prevalent here in the Sierra foothills. Folks can be seen in the rivers panning for gold. Perhaps one of these days I will do a post on that. I took some photos a while back at the Coloma Gold Discovery Site but I wasn't very pleased with them and would like to go back and try again.

J Bar said...

Beautiful shots and interesting words.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Bibi said...

Ah, shades of the Old West. Fascinating post, one that draws me nearer.

Firefly said...

What an interesting little place. Its awesome that the history and old buildings are preserved in such a way and that people are allowed to still go out there and try their luck.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

What fun!! Hope you found a BIG nugget!!

LadyFi said...

Great shots - and what a fun visit.

eileeninmd said...

Interesting post on the gold mining and the modern day ghost town. Very col! Thanks for sharing.

Wolynski said...

Seems like Stanton died the way he lived - squabbling.

What a picturesque little town, although the gold might be all pichek by now.

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Cool history lesson, Gaelyn...but just LOOK AT THAT SKY! GASP!

Louise said...

I can only say it looks warmer there than here!

At this point, there is no way I can catch up here, so I'm going to try to show up more frequently. But I've got travel this week. But this is one of the most interesting blogs I read, so I really hope to find a way to visit more frequently.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: that is such an interesting narrative to go with the neat photos.

Small City Scenes said...

Well thanks for the tour and info on Stanton. It looks like Hotel Stanton is the only cool spot in town.
Here's hoping you find another spud.
MB

Jo said...

What an interesting post, Gaelyn. I love that a man would arrive in a town and "take over" then hold all the high offices. Ooh, do tell when you strike gold! (((Hugs))) Jo

The Good Life in Virginia said...

looks like a great way to spend an afternoon. it would be such a deal to find gold nuggets wouldn't it? i wonder how many people actually find some significant amounts.
have a good week.
e

Diane AZ said...

Cool-looking ghost town and mining place. I'm also enjoying the clouds in your photos. :)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love the old west. Great post.

Craver Vii said...

Postmaster, deputy AND justice of the peace? So what did Stanton do with all his FREE time?!!

Barb said...

Gaelyn, Thanks for taking me along on your visit to Stanton. What - now you are turning into a prospector?? Well, I hope you find a nugget as big as the one pictured. PS I love the little creature in the purple slippers on your sidebar. Looks just like me before morning coffee!

Carolyn said...

What a wonderful post and day trip Gaelyn. I love the old ghost towns cause if you are quiet and respectful I believe you can here the old stories being told to you. Thank you for sharing this wonderful adventure.
Smiles

Elaine said...

Very interesting tour of Stanton. I had to laugh at the Opera House. It's a wee bit smaller than what you usually picture an opera house looking like.

Here in Alaska gold mining is still a going concern, with several large scale commercial mines but also lots of family type operations, although they are mostly all done with heavy equipment and moving a lot of dirt.

Janie said...

The old buildings and the scenery intrigue me more than mining for gold. But if I was there, I'd sure look around. Who knows when you might trip over a 100,000 nugget!

Karen said...

Where is Stanton? We didn't get there last winter.

Lisa Wilson said...

What a fun day!

troutbirder said...

Neat blog. I do find a dirt road curving away irrestible. What's around the bend I always wonder.

Rambling Woods said...

And people still get shot today for some insults...sorry..don't know where that came from...

Carol said...

When we were trucking we joined a prospectors club...maybe we should spend a winter there trying our luck.

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