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UER Forum > Archived Canada: Alberta / BC > Forgotten Boomtown (Viewed 1347 times)
Ansion 


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Forgotten Boomtown
< on 9/23/2009 9:34 AM >
Posted on Forum: Infiltration Forums
 
Hey there. I went on a mission today, and figured you may dig some of the pics I snapped. I'm no shutterbug, but I think my Nikon Coolpix P5000 & I handled things OK. Enjoy!














Here's the entire album: Link!

Cheers! :]


[Edit] Sorry for the lack of a story, but I'm very tired after this all-day journey, it's late, and I'm off to bed. I'll pop back in tomorrow & try to answer any questions which may have arisen.
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Re: Forgotten Boomtown
<Reply # 1 on 9/23/2009 10:05 AM >
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Do you know what's in #5?
Can't wait to read some of the history.

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Re: Forgotten Boomtown
<Reply # 2 on 9/23/2009 2:06 PM >
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Neat place, thank you.

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Re: Forgotten Boomtown
<Reply # 3 on 9/23/2009 4:42 PM >
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You've got some decent shots in here, but they're a little small to get a very good look at them. Any way that you can upload them in a larger size? Thx.

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Re: Forgotten Boomtown
<Reply # 4 on 9/23/2009 5:42 PM >
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They're much bigger if you click the pix (or follow the link & view the rest) - most are around 1200x1600.

Anyway, I figured I'd give the gallery creator a go - I've always liked how that format works here. Hope it's not too much!


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The location is in one of the pictures. I don't really know any of the history, TBH, other than it was another typical mining boomtown, and it's neighbour is much more famous - this site always gets overlooked/forgotten. I imagine the pic of the old rusty goldpan is all you need to guess the history there.

That big red thingamajig in the trees - I've no idea what it is. I caught a glimpse of it on my way out, after being chased away by a bear, and wasn't in the mood to climb down there & poke around. (I was alone)

That vertical pipe - every so often it would shoot water about 5 feet into the air. The pipes are obviously still used somewhere further down - take a close look at the closeup of the horizontal pipe & you'll see some little wedges of wood that have fairly recently been jammed in to plug some leaks. (I assume) I was in the process of tracking the pipe when I ran into bear issues - made noise but couldn't scare it away, so my exploration ended there...

I also noticed an old cemetery on my way out, and took a look. I only put the more "abandoned" pics here, as it appears some locals must have fixed the place up, replacing old grave markers with new ones. Made it look a bit, well, un-UER... At least there were still a few remnants they hadn't touched yet.
[last edit 9/23/2009 6:51 PM by Ansion - edited 3 times]

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Re: Forgotten Boomtown
<Reply # 5 on 10/1/2009 1:58 AM >
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hey where is that and can u get there by motorbike?

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Re: Forgotten Boomtown
<Reply # 6 on 10/4/2009 7:18 AM >
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Yup - you can get there by bike. I went by truck.

(PM with map sent)

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Re: Forgotten Boomtown
<Reply # 7 on 10/4/2009 3:28 PM >
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Great set, love it, That looks like an old 4cyl 2 stroke generator motor, those weren't cheap, nor were they easy to deliver and assemble, or keep running.




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Re: Forgotten Boomtown
<Reply # 8 on 10/5/2009 1:48 AM >
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Beautiful, that genset is freaking amazing. Thanks for the link, cr400, it was really cool to see one of those in action.

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By the men who moil for gold;
-Robert W. Service
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Re: Forgotten Boomtown
<Reply # 9 on 10/5/2009 3:12 PM >
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good set, thank's for sharing.

SD.

We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained we must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be by the better angels of our nature.

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Re: Forgotten Boomtown
<Reply # 10 on 10/6/2009 11:00 PM >
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Hey, thanks for that youtube link. Looks exactly like what I found & posted pics of here.

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Re: Forgotten Boomtown
<Reply # 11 on 10/13/2009 4:22 PM >
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That's quite a long drive depending on where you're coming from...
Great pics, though, totally worth it!

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Re: Forgotten Boomtown
<Reply # 12 on 10/18/2009 1:29 AM >
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Would you be willing to send the location to me also?

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Re: Forgotten Boomtown
<Reply # 13 on 10/18/2009 2:08 AM >
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Posted by Ansion
.......The location is in one of the pictures........




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Re: Forgotten Boomtown
<Reply # 14 on 10/19/2009 9:20 AM >
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looks like that pipline has been leakin some oil eh?

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Re: Forgotten Boomtown
<Reply # 15 on 10/19/2009 9:34 PM >
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It's actually just water, but it seems like it's under pressure. I found leaks everywhere as I started tracking it to its source, and they would intermittently spout off like a geyser or something, seemingly due to pressure buildup & release. I really had to be careful that I didn't get sprayed in a few spots where it was buried (by time) - little streams would shoot up right out of the ground. lol Perhaps I'll go back in the spring with bear protection. ;)
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Re: Forgotten Boomtown
<Reply # 16 on 10/24/2009 1:48 AM >
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Wow, very nice. Great pics, that place looks great.

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