Keeping up with the Miners: Dublin Gulch Caves

Dublin Gulch Caves, Shoshone, CA. Wooden doors lead into shadowy rooms that originally held stoves, beds and all the comforts of home. These cave residences were hand-dug by miners  into the soft hills on the edge of the tiny town of Shoshone.  Most of them are locked, but you can still peer through open windows…

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Death Valley’s Strangest Places

With a name like Death Valley, you might think that strange places abound, and you would be right. Salt flats, stark mountains, ancient lakes, and rugged rock formations make it a landscape that is often described as haunting and otherworldly. It’s also vast—large enough for visionaries, seekers of solitude, fringe miners, offbeat artists, or rescuers…

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Reduce, reuse, recycle

Darwin, California. To be clear, Darwin, California is not a ghost town and never has been. It has had some close calls since 1875 when it got a post office and became a hub for silver and lead mining. It’s survived smallpox, fires and the closing of the Anaconda mine. Driving into Darwin, the mine…