This is where Mr. Charles Ferge - also known as "Seldom Seen Slim" - lived. Someone has repaired the roof and added the "porch" in front. I met Mr. Ferge on July 4th, 1967, and he died just a couple of months later.
That's a "new" building - it wasn't there in 1967!
On July 4th, 1967, (my mother's birthday) I visited Ballarat with my family (father, mother, & two younger sisters) . Upon seeing the Ballarat sign, my father promptly re-named it "Balls-of-a-Rat", which I have always felt was very appropriate. We got to meet and talk with Mr.Charles Ferge - more commonly known as "Seldom Seen Slim", the ONLY resident of Ballarat, just a couple of months before he died. (You could SMELL Mr.Ferge before you saw him, he bathed only ONCE-A-YEAR, and sometimes, - according to him - not even then). :( After leaving "Balls-of-a-Rat" we headed on up to Panamint City - back when there were still a lot of the old wooden buildings intact. I made the trip up the rough canyon road to Pan. City easily in my 1967 Toyota Land Cruiser, but what amazed me was that my fathers low-slung 1967 Buick Riviera also easily made it.
Sorry, but that is NOT the mine - that is the MILL where they processed the ore from the mine. The ore was brought from the mine by aerial tram to the mill.
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Know that we are very sorry for your loss.
It's a beautiful picture.
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Descriptivo escenerio,fantastica composicion.Saludos Fran.Me gusta.
Hi Starmon, Thanks so much for your knowlege about the inscription. After receiving your message I got busy in Photoshop and found that you are exactly right. I was able to make it all readable (barely) except the word "kiss" in the 4th line. I tried with the marker on the left but no success, too many shadows. Maybe if I ever get real super with Photoshop I'll be able to open it up too. Thanks again, Steve
The two buildings were a brothel and the home of the Madam that ran it. Only part of the brothel still stands. My wife and I lived at cerro gordo for a few years. An experience we will never forget.
Sus Fotos son muy Buenas ... Gracias por sus Comentarios ... Un Respetuoso Saludo desde Maracay Venezuela
Gracias quevedoguillermo. I really enjoyed looking through your work too. Great! Steve