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Bayhorse Ghost Town in Idaho — 15 Comments

  1. Good morning Mary!

    Growing up in Southern California, my father would take us once in a while to his favorite ghost towns into the interior of California. Barstow was one of his favorite places and I remember seeing my first ghost town. To this day, it’s fascinating to me that authorities have not torn down these remnants of peoples’ lives; you have captured the details of these miners’ lives in such rugged and beautiful detail. And those stars? OHHHHHHH, the last time I saw such a display was when we were up in Big Sur, 35 years ago. Fabulous work Mary!

    • I’m really glad they don’t tear down these towns, anywhere. It’s a piece of history that leaves me pondering every time.

  2. All those old buildings and things are so fun to see. We really want to find some, but it is hard to do around here. Mom has been to ghost towns, but it was years ago before she was into photography.

  3. I love the slate roof! And wow — what a find. Years ago, my youngest daughter and I on a trip to Phoenix drove to Jerome — we were in awe of how they preserved the town to create such a vibrant artists community.

  4. That looks pretty darn cool! I love those old places, and finding out how people lived even 100 years ago!

    Seeing the stars they way you see them is on y bucket list. We have too much light pollution for me see that many stars.

  5. OMG, Jodi and I must have some sort of telepathic connection going on … I was going to say almost the exact same thing she did!

    But seriously, I love ghost towns like this that are so well maintained and preserved! It’s so much fun to see history unfold and be able to write stories in your mind! I haven’t been to a ghost town in about 30 years…you don’t get to see many (if any) in South Carolina.

    • LOl..Great minds think alike. I’m surprised there aren’t ghost towns in the east. People were living there before they came west. I suppose they just stayed and the towns grew.

      • Too many “Carpetbaggers” I guess. The ones that didn’t move west after the “War of Northern Aggression” moved south to scoop up what land they could and turned it into “suburbs” of the larger southern cities of the time.

  6. I loved exploring the backroads around Mackay last summer. Oh the stories those buildings could tell. You’re photos and tales are always an inspiration – I think I’ll head over to Jerome today ?

  7. Hi Mary,
    My wife and I got to see some of the old mining towns above Silverton, Colorado many years ago. I remember being at 12 or 13 thousand Feet.
    Lloyd

  8. There is always something very fascinating about ghost towns. Your images capture these magic of time gone by, particularly the first one in this awesome series.