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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, November 1, 2010

MWT - Placerita Arizona

01 Wagner Rd E Weaver Mts AZ (800x571)
Along the Wagner road lies the old town site of Placerita which you read more about here.

23 comments:

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: That was a really neat place to visit and share.

Sylvia K said...

What a great trip! I love exploring like that! Terrific captures as always and a very interesting post! Thanks for the history!! Hope you and Mike have a great week!

Sylvia

Diane AZ said...

Fascinating old mining town. Looks like the old post office building is really falling apart. I've found some of those "milky white quartz veined with iron" rocks around here, they're quite attractive.

Camels & Chocolate said...

I'll never get over that big ol' sprawling sky...it's so amazing!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Looks like you had a good day out, I have never seen sky that blue!

Yes Gaelyn, as soon as Nigel can retire we will be selling up here and retiring in France. We hoped it would be before this, but the financial situation put a large spanner in the works:-( Diane

eileeninmd said...

Gaelyn, cool photos of the ghost town. It would be neat place to explore. Great photos.

Bibi said...

Sounds like a fun place to look around...I like to imagine the lives of the people who once lived there.

J Bar said...

Wonderful shots.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What an adventure. It looked like a great place for snakes to hang out also.
I just love old mining stuff.

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Fascinating view into the past. I adore rocks and hunting among the brambles for treasures. What fun this must have been.

Al said...

Some of those old buildings can be fun to see. There's a mine on one of the trails I've hiked, but I'd never dare to go inside.

Barb said...

I loved seeing the remains of this old mining site, Gaelyn. My grand daughter would be right there collecting rocks with you! Love that first photo especially with the sweeping sky and curving road.

Marites said...

looks like a fun time exploring on that place. quite interesting post accompanied by good captures of the place.

Arija said...

Isn't if odd how not the finding but the looking pays greatest dividends? Lovely post with delightful wide open spaces laced with history.

Glad o see you having such a good time in your off season.

ladyfi said...

What wonderful shots! I love the bright blue of those skies, and there is something sad yet lovely about abandoned old buildings.

Firefly said...

We have a similiar area close to Knysna on the Garden Route where gold was found in the late 1800's. These are fascinating stories and will always live on in history even though the actual place will disappear..

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

A fascinating post Gaelyn. These people lead the most amazing lives with lots of difficulties but I guess if they found gold, it was all worth it.

Luna Miranda said...

this looks like a ghost town. must be an interesting place to explore. and you have rock souvenirs!:p

Francisca said...

What a joy to visit a part of the Weaver Mtns and the site of Placerita through your lens. What fun to explore new places, especially with a friendly guide.

Kathiesbirds said...

Gaelyn, what a great place! Love the colors in that first shot.

Elaine said...

Interesting post. We have lots of areas in the woods here where thousands of people lived during the gold rush. Now there is only the debris left behind.

Janie said...

Sorry to hear you didn't strike it rich, but the history of the ghost mining town is fascinating.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great trip. Kinda sad that every picture of the sky shows it covered with jet exhaust though.

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