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 Posted: Tue Feb 11th, 2014 06:21 am
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JawboneFlats



Joined: Mon Feb 7th, 2011
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Hi Ray,

From their website,
 
"Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center maintains and stewards Jawbone Flats,
a rejuvenated historic mining town in the heart of the 35,000-acre ancient forest watershed,
of the Opal Creek Wilderness and Scenic Recreation Area."

http://www.opalcreek.org/

It's a wilderness education site now,
with a lot of this kind of old equipment and machinery laying around.

The first set of photos showed the mining stuff.
There is a small town called Jawbone Flats which was the mining camp from the 30s.
(Yes, I signed up for Freerails shortly after my visit.)
They mined gold, lead, zinc, copper and silver.

Here's a second set of photos that show some of the remnants of the sawmill.
It's a couple of miles away from the town.
I read that the logging company gave up on the site because the terrain was too steep,
and they had lost some trucks into the canyon (maybe true; impressive canyon).

Somehow this valley escaped serious logging,
and there are many stands of giant old-growth trees remaining.

Dennis aka JawboneFlats

















































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