West Texas Ghost Town -- Shafter. Ruins of Silver Smelter

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i_am_jim on June 26, 2009

Shafter was once a silver mining town. For a while it was a full-fledged "company town" with the miners totally dependent on the company.

In the 1960's was used for early scenes in the science fiction movie "The Andromeda Strain".

i_am_jim2 on June 3

Google with their account merging madness has made it impossible for me to access this account. Most of my pictures are here but you cannot contact me here nor will comments made on this account reach me. I had to create a new account. You can see a few more recent pictures and contact me Here

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