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the unstoppable red baron

as ‘relaxing’ as ghost town hunting sounds, it really can be stressful. for one thing, most ghost towns aren’t really ghost towns, but 98% ghost town and 2% home for eccentrics, outlaws, meth heads, and crazy old men who want … Continue reading

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the amargosa opera house

For years I’d been hearing about a crazy little opera house out in Death Valley. Friends at the Center for Land Use Interpretation or other nomadic road-trip-loving pals several times over told me about an eccentric old lady named Marta … Continue reading

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mystery abandoned roadside attraction

On Highway 97 in Oregon, about mid-way between Chemult and Klamath Falls, lies a mysterious abandoned roadside attraction that has been taken over by a truck accessories store. Hub City Chrome, an incredibly specialized store that deals in big rig … Continue reading

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making blue better

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beautiful mountain lake

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good and bad decisions

It’s amazing how hard it is to find pie in restaurants these days, but Coos Bay, being an old funky dock town, seemed as likely a place as any that you could walk into an old 24-hour diner, sit at … Continue reading

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wells, nevada

a couple days ago, one of my favorite ‘almost’ ghost-towns got hit by a giant earthquake. apparently the town is one big pile of rubble, which is very sad. luckily it doesn’t sound like anyone was hurt. below are some … Continue reading

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world’s largest egg (updated)

updated detail for VALDEZ (see comments)

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