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

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i_am_jim on September 6, 2009

Shafter, now a ghost town, was once a silver mining "company town" where the miners were totally dependent on the company.

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

i_am_jim on August 29, 2011

Shafter has become less of a ghost town. Earlier this year a company reopened the silver mine and will employ about 100 workers. http://goo.gl/LwC2x

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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