Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton PressTravel through the ghost-town country of the Pacific Northwest, guided by the camera and pen of Norman D. Weis. Both well-known and obscure towns, with intriguing names such as Comeback Mine Camp, Electric, Ruby, Greenback, Disautel, and Old Todora entice you to explore their secrets....
|Title||:||Ghost Towns of the Northwest|
|Number of Pages||:||319 Pages|
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Ghost Towns of the Northwest Reviews
Thorough exploration of abandoned mining towns and boom towns of the Pacific Northwest states. I was looking for actually ghosts, not ghost towns, but the book met its own goal. Interestingly, being 45 years old, I am sure that much of what was "still standing" is now fully collapsed, razed, and absorbed back into nature. Lots of black and white photos. Wish there were more photos of the old-timers he spoke with, although several were wanting to stay anonymous, as it was.I would never go driving and traipsing around these dilapidated places, although the book lays itout for anyone who does wish to do so. It was enough for me to read about Weis doing it--I'll keep my enjoyment of ghost towns vicarious.
Weis takes the reader traveling through the great ghost towns of the pacific Northwest. Many of the areas have not been described in detail before.A short history of each town is given, often with conflicting stories as told by the local old-timers.The book leads off with Oregon, and the first ghost town is one I have visited, Sumpter. I took hundreds of photos of the huge dredge alone during my visit last year. The dredge gets a long write-up in the book.Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana get good descriptions for their ghost towns here. Most appear to be way off the beaten path, far from any paved road.
I must admit that I only perused some sections of this book. Most of the information that I read throughly was what applied to Idaho. It is a little bit dated and some of the fascinating buildings photographed in the book no longer exist or are standing. Well written and a good guide for the weekend warrior of Idaho exploration.