Woman Mining with Men - Auburn Ravine 1852

I Ain’t Saying She’s a Gold Digger

Posted In: History
Many of you may know the lyrics of Kanye West's Gold Digger in which he sings about women who use men for their money. Although there were gold diggers of the modern colloquial sense in the late 19th century, I'll save that for another post.  Women miners were few and far between in the gold rush days. These women were the true pioneers - real ent[...]
Paradise, CA

Paradise, CA – California’s Newest Ghost Town?

Posted In: History | News
On November 8, 2018, the deadly and devastating Camp Fire swept through the idyllic mountain town of Paradise, California. In the next 17 days, the fire would destroy nearly 19,000 buildings, kill 86 people, injure 17 others, and three people are still missing.  The fire burned 153,000 acres (239 sq miles) which is bigger than the city of Chicago. "Luc[...]

Exclusive Snowshoe Tour Through Ashcroft Ghost Town

Posted In: Activities
Do you like snowshoeing? Do you like ghost towns? Excellent! Visit the Ashcroft Ski Touring Center for an exclusive tour through the historic Ashcroft Ghost Town, one of the most beautiful ghost towns in Colorado.The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) in partnership with Ashcroft Ski Touring/Pine Creek Cookhouse and the White River National Fores[...]

11 Ghosts Towns Affected by the Government Shutdown

Posted In: News
If you've been planning a trip to visit a ghost town this winter, you might want to think about postponing your adventure. Not only because it's cold/snowy/rainy but because of the federal government shutdown last month. All US National Parks are closed and subsequently our beloved ghost town tourist attractions. Not to mention the possibility of a delayed[...]