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Re: OT mining town discovery [Re: deerstalker] #16640172 11/20/21
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Saw a 99C at the gunshow today looked like a mining town discovery.


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Re: OT mining town discovery [Re: Fireball2] #16640512 11/21/21
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you can't have too many projects. The buyer agreed to my offer for the 1929 Ford cabriolet yesterday.


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Re: OT mining town discovery [Re: Fireball2] #16641061 11/21/21
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i lost a 29 cabriolet in this fire. as far as i know the body is still there.
lost a 48 woody in the same fire.


1961 Harlow Fire Mariposa County California
According to the Sierra Star of Oakhurst California “The Harlow fire of 1961, the fastest burning fire in California history, created a firestorm that burned as much as 175 acres per minute, sweeping more than 18,000 acres in two hours destroying Ahwahnee and Nipinnawasee in some 15 minutes as it raged from around Stumpfield Mountain in Mariposa County to the very edge of Oakhurst in two days.”


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Re: OT mining town discovery [Re: Fireball2] #16641076 11/21/21
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They sure did a lot of shooting in those old mining towns. 50-70 Gatling (longer than the 50-70 GVT), 40-65, 45-70, 45-65, 45-75 38-40, and 44-40 both marked WCF also a 280 Ross and a 50 Cal Browning I think from some arial gunnery practice circa WW-II. Most of the mining here was lead and silver with a smattering of gold or byproduct, alot ofgem mining here also


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Re: OT mining town discovery [Re: deerstalker] #16641682 11/21/21
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Originally Posted by deerstalker
i lost a 29 cabriolet in this fire. as far as i know the body is still there.
lost a 48 woody in the same fire.


1961 Harlow Fire Mariposa County California
According to the Sierra Star of Oakhurst California “The Harlow fire of 1961, the fastest burning fire in California history, created a firestorm that burned as much as 175 acres per minute, sweeping more than 18,000 acres in two hours destroying Ahwahnee and Nipinnawasee in some 15 minutes as it raged from around Stumpfield Mountain in Mariposa County to the very edge of Oakhurst in two days.”

That's a real tragedy. There were only about 16421 1929 cabriolets produced. Not to mention the woody and the destruction of the towns. I live out in the sage brush here. Not much to burn around us. One of my neighbors said a fire would go through here too fast to set structures on fire. I hope he's right.


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Re: OT mining town discovery [Re: S99VG] #16644299 11/22/21
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Originally Posted by S99VG
Nice. I used to work for the Forest Service and part of my job was locating old sites like these in the woods. And being in the Sierra Nevada near the heart of the "Motherload" they were all over the place. One afternoon I chased down a line of old busted up penstock that had been laid on the side of a canyon eons ago. After about an hour of hiking I found the penstock had terminated at an old adit. And in the adit were two pnuematic hand drills with their star bits leaning up against the wall as if the miners had just left. Below the adit was a concrete pad with a huge two stage Chicago Pnuematic (CP) air compressor bolted to the surface. And in the drainage below that was a Pelton Wheel half buried in debris. Nobody had been to that site in decades. How the hell that stuff got in there was almost beyond belief as it was in a very remote location. All I can say is that it was all packed into the woods back in the day when men had strong backs to put into their work.

Steam donkeys and hoofed animals contributed to mans efforts. The same goes for the west coast logging industry of old!

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