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Brandon Todd
Tuesday, December 10th 2013 - 01:37:40 PM
destrukktion@yahoo.com
As a fellow Nevadan (sp?) I greatly appreciate your work! Ever since i can remember I've been absolutely mesmerized by the abandoned and forgotten. MY current situation doesn't allow me to travel to the desolate no mans lands of nevada to take in all this beauty personally, so your website is an absolute gift to people like me. Thank you so much! I can't wait until you get to southeast Nevada. I live in Vegas so maybe there will be some places i can visit sometime over here. If you have time to respond, do you know of any little known places in this area that i might not find in google?

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wylie coyote
Saturday, December 7th 2013 - 05:40:52 PM
wcoyotew3@aol.com
Great site! Great pictures! We've spent a lot of time out and about- but many places you have are new to us. Looking forward to traveling around more and checking these out. Thanks for the new info and photos. Good stuff.

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Ted Steinhorst
Tuesday, October 29th 2013 - 11:07:10 PM
tedsteinhorst@gmail.com
Really enjoyed your site. I used to work for the USFS many years ago in Paradise Valley and fell head over heels in love with Nevada. Go there every chance I get. There is just something awesome about it--wide open vistas and quiet secluded locations. I love to open up the throttle and watch as the scenery slowly moves past. I love it there and will soon return!!! Likewise, I will be back to see more of your website!!!

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Ted Steinhorst
Tuesday, October 29th 2013 - 11:04:53 PM
tedsteinhorst@gmail.com
Really enjoyed your site. I used to work for the USFS many years ago in Paradise Valley and fell head over heels in love with Nevada. Go there every chance I get. There is just something awesome about it--wide open vistas and quiet secluded locations. I love to open up the throttle and watch as the scenery slowly moves past. I love it there and will soon return!!! Likewise, I will be back to see more of your website!!!

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April Manning
Sunday, October 20th 2013 - 04:39:42 PM
tamrihn@hotmail.com
the cabins were built by my great grandfather for his family. My grandmother, great aunt and great uncles were raised in those cabins. The mining claim didnt expire the cabins were taken by the parks service to serve as a ranger station or so they said. The grave down the hill from the cabins is a man that was shot on the road and died on the front step of the main cabin.

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Bob
Thursday, October 17th 2013 - 05:36:44 PM
Bob@exploreforums.com

http://www.exploreforums.com Great site with excellent information. I really appreciate the fact that you give GPS coordinates! Has really made it very easy to find and document many of these great ghost towns.

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Chris Scott
Monday, September 9th 2013 - 03:06:41 PM
chrscott01@gmail.com

http://www.reno4x4.com/forum/member.php/9278-Mr_Scott Great site! I grew up in the Reno area exploring with my dad. I now have a family of my own and can't wait to show them some of these sites.

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Charlie Shuey
Friday, August 9th 2013 - 09:39:37 PM
charlieshuey@gmail.com

http://www.croakerdiggs.com Great site - great commentary, humor and information. In 21 months I will be a retired Fire Chief turned full-time Nevada explorer, adventurer and silly ole fool on a budget. It would be great to get a few of us together and share an adventure or two under the stars and swap some lies around a campfire - Great job on the site..oh, I already said that..  

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Robert Dynan
Sunday, August 4th 2013 - 11:25:04 AM
dynanminer@msn.com
I have really enjoyed your site, and the trip reports are great! I was especially happy the see the White Caps Mine, as I remember it well from the mid-70's when I visited it with my father. We explored all around the mine, and Dad pointed out the house with the fancy brick work as the one my Grandfather, John L. Dynan lived in. He was the Mine Superintendent there, having moved there from the Belmont Mine in Tonopah. Grandpa did not own the house, but it was provided for him and Grandma to live in while he was running the operation. It was in better shape then! Nice to see and interesting article, and thanks for posting it.

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christina schessler
Thursday, August 1st 2013 - 06:31:38 AM
chrisolara@aol.com
been to vegas so was looking for something new to do. stumbled onto this site looking for historic sites to visit. lot of good information here. nicely organized and easy to read.

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Ben Ruybalid
Thursday, April 25th 2013 - 09:27:04 AM
benruybalid@yahoo.com
Only one worth mentioning in Washoe county?

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Dana
Friday, April 5th 2013 - 08:35:14 AM
friendsofmidas@gmail.com

http://friendsofmidas.org If you're exploring near Midas, be sure to stop in and say howdy! Ask around for Dan. If he's in town, I'm sure you can talk him into showing you where the towns of Summit and Dunscomb were.

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Ken DeHaas
Thursday, February 14th 2013 - 07:21:34 AM
steelcat51@yahoo.com
Hi. Great web site. I was wondering what info you mihgt have about Joy, Nevada & Cold Springs.

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Robert Samuel jr.
Thursday, January 17th 2013 - 10:10:49 AM
ropatent@yahoo.com
Really nice photos & info. i'm 72 & wife is 69 so we cannot take to the backroads much, I collection Nv. trade tokens which were a way of marketing way back when. Some quite valuable & all interesting of atime when mechants would pass them out for a possible return of that person or a gift to a friend to use. We visited Genoa in July 2012& took in the oldest saloon of this Morman town. a festival was missed by one day & we hope to make it this year. Nice of you to provide the site & photo's.

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suzanne,rod robbins
Saturday, December 29th 2012 - 07:35:12 PM
sierrasuzy@charter.net
We love the forgotten parts of Nevada; we spent Xmas exploring the snowy backroads of Big Smokey Valley. .....not alot of crowds!!

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H Temko
Saturday, December 1st 2012 - 01:50:48 PM
htemko@cebridge.net
Just found this site - thank you! Being a geologist, I love exploring old mines/ghost towns. There is one north of Gerlach that I've been to but I don't know the name.

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Bill Bjornstrom
Saturday, September 22nd 2012 - 05:51:27 PM
bjornstrom
My son and I were out scouting our Mule Deer site, about 30 miles from Gabbs, NV and came across a grave site. The head stone read James Donovan 1932. A couple of abandon mines were close by as well. While looking this up on the web I found your site :-)

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William "Pete" Peterson
Thursday, August 23rd 2012 - 03:29:57 PM
wtpsrp@cccomm.net
Unbelieveable site! Get a hold of me when you go out again. I'll be more than happy to go with you. I have 2 Polaris Sportsman 500's one with a winch.

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Kitty
Sunday, May 6th 2012 - 09:16:23 AM
hi_sierrakat@yahoo.com
I worked several au-ag mines from the late 60's thru 1994. Lander and Eureka have many old sites if you know where they are located. Crescent Valley was home base for 26 years. Kitty Henson-Edwards

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akacheshire
Tuesday, March 27th 2012 - 05:42:10 AM
akacheshire@msn.com
hi stumbled upon your page.no pictures boo hoo.i hear there were some id luv to see am reasearching the northern west portion in winnemucca nevada.the desert/dunes/humbold river and trains.love the old pictures if u have some mail to me if u wanna share from that area in winnemucca ,nv area.i just bought almost 40 acres across the river from one tree??very few pictures and info.its a remote area i guess passed cs ranch??i have exact location long/lat am going out there in june to visit and camp near #7 campground area i believe.looks like between 2 irrigation spots or dunes??would luv any more info on this area.pictures info any.luv this newsletter ran across very informative love the maps.ive done google n google maps.theres something i cant make out in my area shows up in the almost 40 acres in my area.but wont know till i get there.im hoping its staked/marked.section 7 lot12.runs parrelell with hwy 80 just on other side.opposite sonnoma.im new too this but am looking forward to the camping and learning of the area.thanks.cheshire

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Rick Olmsted
Saturday, March 17th 2012 - 05:20:00 PM
photoricko@gmail.com

http://rasophotography.printroom.com I'm one of Nevada Magazines Photographers. I was chatting with a few of the Photographers online today and they mentioned this site to check out. I Love this and I too shared it with other Photographers. I will be back more and more too. Thanks for having this site.

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Bob Brady
Friday, January 6th 2012 - 02:10:52 AM
bobb@cccomm.net
Hi I posted sometime ago about the the Desert Queen Mine and Joe Lang. Wanted to let you know that I moved to Fallon and hope someday to get to meet you and swap stories.

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Alicia
Saturday, December 31st 2011 - 12:12:12 PM
alicia.singh@gmail.com
Thanks so much for the detailed pictures of Rochester. We were just there yesterday (12/30/2011) and ended up at the security gate of the Coeur mines. The security guard told us that the company destroyed all the remains of several ghost towns, including Rochester. She said some people were badly burned and sued the company. She was also very sad that they destroyed it all before it could be officially protected by the state. We've not confirmed any of her information, but she seemed sincere and we couldn't find any obvious remains before we ended up at her door, so most likely the basic story is correct. Your site is that much more valuable now that it documents what is no longer there. Thanks again!

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James More
Thursday, November 10th 2011 - 03:01:47 PM
jwmore1713@att.net
Hello! I just discovered your site tucked away in a dusty corner of the net. Very interesting stuff! I am down in the southern part of the state, and I go out to various mines and trails that I hear about. I understand you all are from Fallon. I used to live in Sparks, just outside of Reno, but didn't go 4 wheelin' then. Now, I'm retired and have the time - and sometimes the money to drive the back roads. I'll send you some photos from some of southern trips in an email. Great meeting you two! James More "Tracker" jwmore1713@att.net

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Rick
Tuesday, October 4th 2011 - 02:57:20 PM
editor@washoevalley.org

http://www.washoevalley.org Just ran into Don, owner of the New Pass Mine near Austin at the Maynard Station Saloon in Gold Hill. We had a good time comparing notes (I come from a long line of hardrock miners). He invited us out for a visit and we are looking forward to it. He and his wife have an amazing story as the classic little Nevada hardrock operation. Also met the editor of the paper, a couple of locals in costume and another fifth generation couple from Grass Valley, CA. Had a pastie too which was great. Thanks for the write-up on the New Pass.

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Johnny Blade
Monday, August 22nd 2011 - 07:32:31 PM
John_Firth@hotmail.com
Looks good my man!!! Cool stuff, I'll be back soon!

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Steve
Sunday, July 17th 2011 - 04:02:47 PM
sigmet1@comcast.net
Went up Bernice Canyon a few weeks ago. The old road grader is gone, probably hauled away for scrap. All the old cars that were in Dixie Valley are all gone too. The little cabin at the end of the road is still in good shape, someone had been up there recently doing repairs.

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Richard St.Clair
Saturday, June 4th 2011 - 10:09:08 AM
Firestorm500's@aol.com
This is a great site. Our team (Fire Storm Paranormal) can use this as a good refrecnce for different sites. Has anyone ver heard of the Kelsay House? We have been searching for it, but we get a lead and it dead ends. It started out in Virginia City, but has been moved a few times, and now a big mystery. We will use this site on a regular basis now.

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Darren MacLennan
Tuesday, March 1st 2011 - 05:38:14 PM
dmacle2179@aol.com

http://facebook.com/darrenx1 Amazing website, could spend hours looking over all the places you've reference, just came back from a four week road trip round the western US, wish I'd seen your website first. Still never mind I know I'll be back soon, least I'll know where to go now :) Thanks!

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shawn
Monday, February 14th 2011 - 01:40:59 AM
spkh@yahoo.com
Recently tried to travel to Poinsettia - but ended up in Gillis Spring. This is an exceptional place and people actually seem to care about it. There was a wonderful (if old), furnished, guest cabin, interesting corrals, and wonderfully colored rock structures. Thanks for all the great work here

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Stephen Flanigan
Saturday, January 8th 2011 - 12:05:11 PM
NYisontop@yahoo.com
Glad to have stumbled onto your site! Have only been to Nevada twice, but would love to explore any number of these places. I'm researching the abandoned desert rail town of Flanigan in Washoe County, midway between Pyramid Lake and Honey Lake, CA. I'm pretty sure it was named after Patrick L. Flanigan of Tioga County, NY (a not so distant relative of mine) - who became a shepherd in NV around 1878 before building a wealthy business empire in Reno around the turn of the century. The townsite remains and a modern street plan exists on Google Maps, but today only dirt roads, power lines and the railroad remain.

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Stephen Flanigan
Saturday, January 8th 2011 - 10:11:35 AM
NYisontop@yahoo.com
Glad to have stumbled onto your site! Have only been to Nevada twice, but would love to explore any number of these places. I'm researching the abandoned desert rail town of Flanigan in Washoe County, midway between Pyramid Lake and Honey Lake, CA. I'm pretty sure it was named after Patrick L. Flanigan of Tioga County, NY (a not so distant relative of mine) - who became a shepherd in NV around 1878 before building a wealthy business empire in Reno around the turn of the century. The townsite remains and a modern street plan exists on Google Maps, but today only dirt roads, power lines and the railroad remain.

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Neelix
Tuesday, December 21st 2010 - 08:05:42 PM
neelix3k@hotmail.com
Brilliant! Love the commentary and humor! So Glad I came across this place!

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Brian Cieslar
Monday, October 25th 2010 - 07:31:24 PM
bcieslar@enfieldfarms.com
Great writeup of the Bolivia Mine. I visited there 3 years ago, all the buildings have collapsed, mine entrances look fine but scary.

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LARRY
Wednesday, September 22nd 2010 - 04:31:26 PM
lcbscout@embarqmail.com
BANGO, NEVADA Bango was a railroad section station. Crews worked from this station (section hands) Bango was in use until about 1960. A number of the childen still live in the Fallon and Reno area. The one I hunted ducks on the canel with is around 72 years old.

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desertratdan
Saturday, July 10th 2010 - 05:00:21 PM
desertratdan@yahoo.com
This is really and truly amazing! You guys have set this up IMHO perfectly! I was looking for something just like this and poof! There you were! Actually I was reading an excerpt from a rockhounding book in Amazon.com and they referenced you guys and I had to see what you were about! I'm 61 tears old July 15th and I'm a retired military disabled vet living mostly in Arizona and I love rock hounding and prospecting in Nevada. I say mostly because I live in my motorhome and I travel. I'm in Oregon right now, dredging the Rogue River for gold but my heart is in Nevada. I would love to see you guys do some exploring above Rye Patch ie:, Majuba, Rabbithole, 7 troughs and the like. I mean those names are interesting! In AZ we have Black Rock, Black Canyon, Bla....you get the picture!? I love what you are doing and please keep up the great work!

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john crabtree
Friday, July 9th 2010 - 10:35:36 PM
jrtree@charter.net
very interesting. looking for a way into ione from us 50, i found eastgate, now i need to learn more about the site. love the old house and want to know about it. thanks,john

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Kevin Lyon
Monday, May 10th 2010 - 06:55:59 AM
knlyon@yahoo.com
Like the site! I spent 2 years with the Battle Mountain BLM where I spent that time doing field work all through the district. I was very fortunate to have been able to many places in the 10.6 million acres that make it up. Jones to get back there! So much to find. Thanks for the site!

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Kitty
Monday, March 8th 2010 - 04:47:22 AM
nvauag@hotmail.com
Hello, Finally Nevada's mines have been recognized. I was told I was the first woman in mining Nevada-late 60's. I am impressed with you site. Kitty Winnemucca,Nevada

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Jennifer Tate
Thursday, February 18th 2010 - 07:50:30 PM
jennifer@fleurdebead.com

http://fleurdebead.com When I was a kid we did a lot of "boondocking" around Fallon, Reno, Carson City, Virginia City, etc. We'd take a dirt road for miles and miles, have a picnic, go rock hunting...there is nothing like it!

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Shaun BLack
Wednesday, February 10th 2010 - 09:22:08 PM
shaunscabs@yahoo.com
interesting site, thanks

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bob brady
Sunday, October 18th 2009 - 01:41:21 AM
bobbrady@pahrump.com
You have a great site.I was raised at Brady's Hot Springs about 6 miles from the Desert Queen Mine,so enjoyed looking at my old stomping ground, Thanks for building such fun site.

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Rachel Rae
Monday, September 7th 2009 - 07:19:43 PM
rachelrae03@hotmail.com
Grew up in Fallon, Nevada. Am very interested in Nevada information. Your website is excellent! Thank you for doing all the work putting it together! I have lots of old pictures of Fallon and Lahontan Dam. Thanks!

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Las Vegas Web Designer
Sunday, August 16th 2009 - 06:27:44 PM
steve@mediaonepro.com

http://www.mediaonepro.com livin in sin city for over 8 years and loving it! keep up the good work on the site:)

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Russ Hartill
Tuesday, July 7th 2009 - 12:57:06 PM
russhartill@lawyer.com

http://www.adoptamine.org Great site! Thanks for keeping mining history alive and not forgotten!

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DEAN WEBBER
Saturday, June 6th 2009 - 03:40:43 PM
dean66gta@nvbell.net
I will be spending some at your Home. I just ran onto it. I grew up in Wadsworth and have enjoyed exploring Utah, Arizona, and-of course-Nevada. Old camps, emigrants, junk, and geocaching amongst many other habits and hobbies. Your site is clever, amusing, and informational to the nth degree!

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Mark
Sunday, April 5th 2009 - 10:59:02 AM
Well done! Very interesting and informative. Thanks!!!

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Linda Clements, Dayton
Saturday, February 28th 2009 - 03:10:53 PM
clements@775.net

http://www.daytonnvhistory.org/archives/gd2001/index.htm I am SO happy someone found Clifton! I'm sure that is a C&C boxcar. There "used to" be two there, but one of our Historical Society of Dayton Valley members believed them to have been bulldozed by a vintictive former owner. Last fall our Curator of History visited what she believed to be the site, hiking in, and reported everything to be gone. However, apparently we had the site in the wrong location! Clifton was once a water stop on the C&C RR, closing down with the Mound House to Churchill branch in 1934. I promise, some of us will visit soon and report back on what we learn! As you may know, we are restoring the C&C RR Depot in Dayton back to its original 1890s footprint and appearance. It will be a very long project, but we are doing it RIGHT! So lots of research, searching for long-lost documents, etc., is in progress. The restored building will serve as a Welcome Center and museum, at the main intersection in Old Town Dayton. Come visit us!

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Larry C. Burkholder
Sunday, January 18th 2009 - 10:22:42 AM
lcbscout@embarqmail.com
Bango was a railroad section site for many years up to about 1960-62 (+ or -). Some of the family that lived at the section still live in the Fallon and Reno area. The personnel had a section of tracks each way that was checked and repaired by them.

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Roger Dexter
Tuesday, December 30th 2008 - 12:13:15 PM
RWDexter@pacbell.net
What a site! It's on my desktop. I started exploring the area in the early 60's when Broken Hills still had standing structures. I'm now retired and am able to get back, and do get back, anytime (weather permitting!) Today it's digital vs my original Rollie 35 back then. Much better photos now, and instead of the old Beetle, now it's a Honda Element. I'm glad to see others have the same interest. My wife thinks I'm nuts. She prefers the slots.

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Roger Dexter
Tuesday, December 30th 2008 - 12:13:00 PM
RWDexter@pacbell.net
What a site! It's on my desktop. I started exploring the area in the early 60's when Broken Hills still had standing structures. I'm now retired and am able to get back, and do get back, anytime (weather permitting!) Today it's digital vs my original Rollie 35 back then. Much better photos now, and instead of the old Beetle, now it's a Honda Element. I'm glad to see others have the same interest. My wife thinks I'm nuts. She prefers the slots.

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Sarah
Friday, December 19th 2008 - 09:28:32 AM
sarahhunt@frontiernet.net
I rode my bicycle across Nevada a few years ago and was bitten with the Nevada-wanderlust-bug... which was unfortunately squashed as I contemplated actually pedalling ANY additional miles. I am looking forward to a return for additional exploration, but until then, this remarkably well done website is a great balm for the adventurer's soul!

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James
Tuesday, September 30th 2008 - 12:39:33 PM
thegraggs@yahoo.com
Great site guys. Got me interested in ghost towns of NV so the crew and I set out for a couple adventures ourselves. Maybe we'll see you out there someday. Keep up the good work!

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Willie Wilson
Monday, August 11th 2008 - 07:37:08 PM
wc_wilsonsr@yahoo.com
Grew up in Lovelock in the 1950's and 60's use to to to Jessup every summer. Have not been there sence 1969. Broght back alot of childhood memories. Great site, keep up the good work

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John Ralston
Wednesday, June 25th 2008 - 07:52:26 AM
Growing up in Nevada and exploring the desert 50 years ago, I thought it had all been all forgotten by now. This website is a wonderful discovery. The text is simple and straight: the pictures tell the story. Congratulations on helping save the last best part of our planet. John Ralston

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Steve Tank
Tuesday, May 27th 2008 - 06:44:54 PM
sctank73@frontiernet.net
Love the info, humor, pictures and descriptions. Have been to many of the sites and many others. Hope to see you at one of these sites someday.

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Shelli
Sunday, May 25th 2008 - 03:23:35 PM
csrtuttle@hotmail.com

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Lars
Sunday, February 17th 2008 - 03:35:13 AM

http://www.americanet.de Great site! I just spent close to an hour reading your reports. I will put a link to your website up on mine if you don't mind.

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Tom Howlett
Wednesday, January 30th 2008 - 03:31:29 PM
SuzukiTom101@yahoo.com
Thanks for the great site about the wilds of Nevada. Even though I live in Texas, I try to get out to Nevada every couple of years to explore. Someday I hope to move there so I can do it much more often. Don't have a ATV, but I go whereever I can fit my Jeep Wrangler. The Suzuki in my email address refers to the Suzuki Samurai that I used to have, which was pretty much a street-legal ATV of sorts.

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John Bogle
Monday, November 19th 2007 - 03:04:15 AM
jr1bogle@yahoo.com
Excelent site. I've lived all 50 years of my life in Nevada and have many times camped out in ghost towns and various little oasis out in the desert. This site is killer and I'm glad someones documenting Neveda's rich past. Thanks.

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Ron and Nancy Claeson
Friday, November 9th 2007 - 07:40:47 PM
ronclaeson@yahoo.com
Love your website--we are desert explorers ourselves, and have been to many of the sites you have and some others, too. Your sense of humor is great, as well. Pictures are excellent, and descriptions of road conditions are wonderful. Are you out of Fallon? We are, and would love to have an exchange of places and adventures with you. Let us know. Thanks again for sharing with your fantastic website.

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Clel Miller
Thursday, October 4th 2007 - 09:27:48 AM
crm@********.com
You guys did good.

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Sklybones
Saturday, September 8th 2007 - 10:50:24 AM
Sklybones@sbcglobal.net
Came across your site a couple weeks ago,great pics and and directions,Iv'e lived in Nevada most my life mainly Gerlach,Gabbs, and now Hawthorne,all my weekends are spent out in the hills, the Gabbs valley area and Hawthorne areas are where I spend most my time.. I have photos of some places I did not see on youre site,I could send to you if you like or meet up with you some time and take you if you'd like,,No matter where you go in this state when you think you have seen all there is just go over the next hill and you will be suprised at what you find.. To you and everyone else out there,Take a good look around what may be there today may not be tommorrow {sad to say} But sites like this help keep the history going. Mike Reed Hawthorne Nevada

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debby
Thursday, June 21st 2007 - 07:18:13 PM
debralee216@yahoo.com
awesome site and awesome info....today was my first time on a quad.......i just gotta get me one of those toys....wooohooooo.....my next visit will be to poinsettia...awesome photos.....debbylee

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Scott
Friday, June 1st 2007 - 09:12:59 PM
gshennin76@aol.com
Bob, I had a few chuckles after reading your postings. I too wondered where Hodgkins, IN is and likewise Hodgkins, IL and they are a lot closer to me than you. Have had very little contact with shipping by UPS, but here is my story. I dropped a package off at 2 PM on Tuesday May 29 for shipment to CA by ground service. The package happened to be a communications transceiver and was in it's original box with molded Styrofoam support and had a small plastic bag of electrical cables that would not fit in the original box. I requested and paid for over pack to insure a safe shipment. I assumed (BIG MISTAKE on my part as it was only 2 PM) that the parcel would be out that evening, but did not ask the question since it was early afternoon. I was quite aggravated to learn Wednesday morning (after not receiving a tracking number over night) that the parcel was still in Milford and would not leave until the 5 PM truck that day (27 hours after dropping it off). After calling the owner Daniel and asking why it did not leave Tuesday all I got was "sorry". He said they were "busy" and in 3 hours he wasn't able to get it in another box with peanuts and a label on it to make Tuesday truck. I suggested that as it was still in his store that he ship it a quicker method since it was because of his negligence that it didn't leave on Tuesday, but all he said was "sorry". Well, that is inexcusable in my opinion. I will not do business with this store again and you can bet that my friends and acquaintances in the community will hear my story. I think this person is a poor businessman, as he seems to be unable to manage his time better or even make decisions to keep a customer happy. I don't feel this is an unreasonable complaint as 3+ hours should have been ample time to get the package prepared for shipment. If he needed help, then he should have brought someone else in. That might have been more expensive than had he footed the bill to get my parcel out there in 3 days as I suggested. There are plenty of other shipping options these days, so rest assured I will look elsewhere the next time I need to send a parcel.

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Sandy Castir
Tuesday, May 1st 2007 - 09:13:28 AM
sandy0511@charter.net
I am looking for graves of Jack(John) L. Tracy, and his wife Leonara (KING) Tracy. They are in the 1930 census in Tonopah, NV Nye county. Also looking for William Francis Scrinen s)?, There were quite a few Scriven on their census page living with them. Any hekp will be appreciated. Thanking you in advance for any information you may provide. Sandy Castor Carson City, NV 89705

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Bob
Saturday, April 21st 2007 - 08:04:19 PM

http://www.forgottennevada.org I think McCormick-Deering was some kind of division of International Harvester at the time, or somehow affiliated. I can only find some 1920's vintage McC-D truck information- maybe the next guy who goes to Ellsworth can get more data on the truck.

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Shelly
Tuesday, April 17th 2007 - 01:01:37 PM
etbuffington@yahoo.com
Grew up in Luning and My folks own the ranch at New Boston (between Mina and Luning)anyone have any info on New Boston?? Would love to know more.

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Another NV Explorer
Saturday, March 17th 2007 - 09:58:53 PM
The truck at Ellsworth is a McCormick-Deering. Looks to be 1930's vintage. I've searched the web for information on the company. It seems they were mainly in the farm equipment manufacturing business. The truck must be very rare.

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Kelly Fleming
Sunday, March 4th 2007 - 08:18:14 PM
SKS4U@AOL.COM
Great site. Hope you enjoy the E-mail I sent you guy's. Maybe we'll see ya' out there sometime. Thanks, Kelly

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lonnieRay
Friday, March 2nd 2007 - 12:58:03 AM
lonnieRay777@aol.com
I,m putting a note in your guestbook for all to see. These guy's are great at what thay do! drive around Nevada looking for stuff that thay know we would like to see, and thay pay for the gas. to cool huh. But really what thay do is help people find there dreams of that... " forgotten nevada!" Thay do care about what thay are doing, and it shows in there e-mails back to you when you have a question or request for a trip. My words to all who dare to dream about the old west... Trust Bob He is what we want to be, "An explorer" Thank You for all your hard work Lonnie Ray.

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Mike Jordan
Saturday, June 3rd 2006 - 08:56:02 AM
mike@ultrawerks.com

http://www.ultrawerks.com I am seeking out abandoned 1920's and 1930's cars to photograph. I started by going to Jessup and Desert Queen. I had to turn around at the entrance to Jessup because there is an Active Pit that has been re-opened by Gopher Construction out of Fernley. Can you think of any other good sites? --Mike

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Don Cook
Saturday, May 20th 2006 - 07:08:37 AM
travelwriter@charter.net
Great Site! As a freelance writer specializing in travel (especially ghost towns and out of the way places), I can really appreciate the amount of effort put forth and research that you have compiled. Hope to run across you guys on one of my upcoming projects!

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Tom Smith
Tuesday, February 28th 2006 - 06:12:20 PM
tksmith55@webtv.net
My grandparents livd in Hazen, Nv. from about 1928-1934. My grandmother Ester Marchment was postmistress when it was in the Palace Hotel. My grandfather George Marchment ran the store in the Palace Hoteland had a poker table in the back room. They moved across the street and lived in what is now the Hazen Market until around 1934, when they moved to Mina Nv.and had a grocery store. My mother had to ride the train to Fallon to High School where she graduated in 1932. Are you aware of the Churchill County "IN FOCUS" volume 3 1989-1990? It has Hazen Nv. in it.I have other info and pictures if youare interested. Sincerely, Tom Smith

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Jeff Mann
Saturday, February 11th 2006 - 03:15:44 PM
argonthecat@earthlink.net
Re Ellsworth. I spent many happy days there in my teens (around 1973-1978) with the family that moved the cabins into "the small neighborhood" and assembled them. The cabins were mostly moved in from the surrounding hills. I was distressed to see that they are apparently no longer used as an active camp. The family had mining claims in and around Ellsworth, which I suppose allowed them to maintain the neighborhood as quasi-private property-I gather the claim has long since expired. Was there a large trailer still above the grave site?

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Todd Easton
Tuesday, January 17th 2006 - 01:54:38 AM
ordigger@aol.com
Great site. I'm in the area working (from MT) and just love reading stuff like this. I have sort of a perverse hobby where I look for old isolated cemetaries and try to document the "residents". So in fairness a little about Mr James Donovan who I saw had a headstone in Ellsworth. In the 1930 Census for Ione he is listed obviously as a miner. Ten years earlier he was living in Tonopah. He was from Ireland, immigrating in 1901; naturalized in 1906. The neat thing though is that he has a WWI registration card that indicates his birthday was Sept i 1885. He had a cousin Mrs E Sheehan in San Franciso. When he registered his home was the Harlangton Hotel in Tonopah and he worked at the West Tonopah Mine. Tall, medium build with blue eyes and black hair. Looks like he was single from at least 1910 on; and he probably never thought that anyone would care about him this much. As I mentioned before great work. I hope to get back down during the warmer seasons; and perhaps maybe take a few tours myself. Thanks for the read! Kept me out of the casinos!

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Dave Sadewasser
Saturday, November 12th 2005 - 09:44:23 PM
fosteriki@sbcglobal.net
Absolutely fabulous! You guys are living my dream. When I was younger and had more time, I did just what you guys did, but more in the southern half of Nevada. Almost lost it in a wash near Carp in Meadow Valley, but the stories and memories alone made it worthwhile. Ever been to the Grant Range to catch the ruins at Troy. Great stuff all over the place out there from Adaven to Nyala to Currant to Garden Valley. Oops. Giving away some secrets. Dave says check it out.

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SUE Sanders
Thursday, August 11th 2005 - 02:12:17 PM
suesan2222@sbcglobal.net
Dear Bob, Nova brought me to this sight, I love the stories you have on here. Thanks for the great info. Sincerly Sue..

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Brad
Sunday, May 8th 2005 - 11:47:50 AM
Brad@Intrepidexplorers.org

http://www.intrepidexplorers.org/ Howdy guys, I enjoyed reading your website this morning. I've been exploring for years myself. It would be great to get aquainted! Brad

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Wolfer
Friday, April 22nd 2005 - 06:12:53 PM
goldencoyote@hotmail.com
Great site I am in the process of building a site silimlar and you have already covered Alot of the same areas and then again some that you haven't I was raised in mineral county and surrounding areas. Will be interesting to see the different outlooks...... Keep up the great work

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Kate Morra
Thursday, April 21st 2005 - 01:44:55 PM
desertjxj@yahoo.com
This site is fantastic!! I am unable to drive long distances so appreciate you're taking me to some of my favorite places. I love Nevada, the desert, and history. Thank you for keeping the history alive. I can't wait to get a decent vehicle so that I can visit some of these places. You guys rock!!!!

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lonnie kruse
Saturday, February 26th 2005 - 10:14:28 PM
lonnieray777@aol.com
You guys are the greastest!, 5 hours on the net, and then there you were. Your site is the easyest I've ever traviled.GOOD JOB! Don't change a thing. I think your style of telling a story is so real it make's prefect sense. Your Info on site's is also very good (history). Two friends and myself will leave in late march to do our trec in nevada. You will be close bye in my down loads,(print sheets). Thanks Again Lonnie Ray

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Shaun Lezer
Wednesday, October 20th 2004 - 09:48:35 AM
xplorer22@hotmail.com
hows it going? i got e-mail now! anyway Love the pictures of aurora! i am very impressed with your web site i cant wait to go to all theese places how to keep in contact

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Shaun Lezer
Monday, October 18th 2004 - 03:11:20 PM
Noemail Yet(soon)
Hey guys hows it going? Im doing good, Ya'll have an awsome site. you were right bodie was really neat. except for the fact that the batteries i bought in hawthorne were no good. i cant wait to go back to nevada i think we are planning a trip to death valley for this week. - kids from california

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Doug Pifer
Friday, July 9th 2004 - 01:35:10 PM
oregon4wd@comcast.net
Hi Guys, Thanks for producing this site. Also, thanks for identifying the Oliver Wheel. Good going... I give you a high level of appreciation for doing that! I was over at the Omco site last week and saw it. I was at Douglas also, and would have liked to explore that area more than I was able to. Another place I've seen the "wheel" is at Como. Take it easy, keep up the good work and be safe. Doug Pifer Albany, Oregon

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Madam Wild Rose
Sunday, June 20th 2004 - 07:23:49 PM
wildrose@thewildfrontier.net

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Petr
Saturday, May 22nd 2004 - 11:30:32 AM
psuchomel@volny.cz
Nice place to get more about mining Nevada. As far as I am planning to take (another) round trip through ghost towns, just like to know more details about. But the problem: contact email link does not work at all :o(. As far as I started my last trip on Hwy 50 by spending night in Fallon, expecting the same this year, would be interesting to meet someone who can give some hints. Maybe, some interesting link for all: our ghost quarry (and my hobby) far away, where we have built up muzeum of limestone mining. Official link is: http://www.osf.cz/barbora/ (sorry only little is in english) or just more pictures can be found here: http://barbus.aktualne.cz/

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DANIEL A. CARROLL
Sunday, March 14th 2004 - 03:06:37 PM
HALFDOME
I LIKE WHAT YOU ARE DOING, BECAUSE I LIKE GOING TO OLD MINING TOWNS AND SEEING OUR HISTORY TAKING PLACE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

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Chris from Fernley
Thursday, January 15th 2004 - 10:21:59 PM
nevadachris999@hotmail.com
killer website guys!keep up the good work.have you guys checked out Humboldt City about 30 something miles east of Lovelock?

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chris geigle
Monday, October 20th 2003 - 04:08:39 AM
nevadachris@hdiss.net
Great site!I live in Fernley and love exploring the ghost towns in Churchill County.

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scott elliott
Thursday, August 7th 2003 - 10:11:04 PM
pjas@cccomm.net
As a resident of Fallon and an avade ghost town hunter I love the site.

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Nova Glahn
Sunday, June 29th 2003 - 11:35:48 PM
renochevy@msn.com

http://them-or-us.com/sites. Great job. Nice to know ther are still people out there that still love to give us some history on the area around us. Keep up the great work. I love your comments. And have given your site to my friends.

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Michael Priest
Friday, February 14th 2003 - 01:31:07 AM
Really cool site Bob!

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Nur From Star System 12
Monday, February 10th 2003 - 06:52:22 AM
We are of the opinion your web site has social significance and suggest legislated forced viewing by everyone on the planet, after which you should be made Emperor. We have a word to describe it, but to hear it would cause your eardrums to melt and operate every garage door opener within 100 of your kilometers.

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A Totally Unsolicited Comment
Monday, February 10th 2003 - 06:36:08 AM
Just so entirely awesome there are no words to describe it. New words would have to be invented. I'm talking from scratch. I think we'd have to travel to another galaxy just to see if there are any words they have that we could use, and even then, they'd probably be unpronounceable or ultra-sonic or something, so what would be the point. So instead, I'm just going sit here with my mouth open and make funny breathing noises.

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