A nice quiet town, Frisco, Utah. Maybe a bit too ghostly quiet?

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mardrl on August 16, 2009

That's ghostly alright! Pretty shot though.

mardrl on August 16, 2009

That whole trip and only one picture?? That would be a scary gas bill.

not1word on August 16, 2009

Thank you, Margot. For a while I was worried that I might have made the long trip for just a shot or two. I finally did manage to find a few other things to take a picture of, though. I have to thank Spence for my long trip, as he has already ably documented a number of the other ghost towns in Utah. I was going to go to a few of the closer ones, but then saw that he had already been through, so in the interest of trying to show some more of what isn't already shot, I went a bit further than I might otherwise have gone.

This land is now all privately owned by the Horn Silver Mine Company, so this is the closest that I could get to these. It looks like a few folks have gone ahead and traipsed across the gated area, but I thought to respect private property, even though it galls me that the reason I'm locked out is because other ding-dongs have been hurt climbing around places like this, then sued the owner for having a dangerous place for the poor victim to get hurt in.

Frisco was a going concern back in its heyday, about 1871-1892. It had a number of mines round it in the San Francisco Mountains, and had some kilns that processed gold, silver and lead.

Cal Kimola Brown on August 16, 2009

Very cool. What a great road trip!

not1word on August 16, 2009

I'm odd, so I enjoyed it quite a bit, Cal. Thanks!

someGuyinmasset on August 16, 2009

Cool. Quiet now I suppose but seems at one time there was some heavy metal blasting outta there.

not1word on August 16, 2009

You betch, Guy. Quite the helter smelter gang they were.

Norrel on August 17, 2009

Ah, the Ghost town you've promised Larry E Walton?

whoelius on August 17, 2009

See that big ditch to the left? There are diamonds down there!

not1word on August 17, 2009

Yes indeed, Norrel. I try and deliver on requests, where I'm able.

Dang! Why didn't you tell me that earlier, whoelius? I'd have gone ahead and climbed over the gate to check for them if I'd have known. Well, we can use this place as an alernate hide-out, and check for the diamonds then.

larry e walton on August 18, 2009

did somebody say diamonds? yayyyy a ghost town! betcha it was ghostly quiet, among other things.

not1word on August 18, 2009

That was whoelius, Larry, but I'm not sure that he knows what they look like off an engagement ring, in their natural setting, as it were. ; ) As requested, one ghost town, served up piping hot and fresh. Well, as fresh and hot as these things ever get, I guess.

joyfotos on August 29, 2009

Love your new series. Is that the road you took in I see in the background or a mining company road?

Conquilha on September 22, 2009

For sure my friend Not1word i like your galery you have nice pics.....and panoramio is much more faster so is easy to go deep in...

Big huge From Porto, Portugal, Europe near Atlantic ocean,


not1word on September 22, 2009

Oops! I missed JF's comment back there. I'm sorry about that. That's the off-limits mining road in the shot, JF. Thank you for the visit back then, too.

Hello, Conquilha. And thank you, too, for digging around back here. You're right about the new lay out, it does make it easier to check out folks' things. Friendly greetings to you from Utah!

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