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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. 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.

  3. 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.
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    • 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.

  4. 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 🙂
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  5. 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

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