Delamar Ghost Town Part 1

delamar 1896  This photo from 1896 shows the main part of Delamar. delamar overview  This overview map of the Delamar mining area gives you an idea of where we drove and hiked.  The waypoints will correspond with the “section numbers” and the applicable map.  For example waypoint “Del Ghost 001” will go with section 1.  On that group of photos you will see the cemetery and our GPS track as we looked around.  Waypoints 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, and 8 are in Part 1 and waypoints 4 and 5 are in Part 2 of this series. delamar section-1  Section 1:  Waypoint Del Ghost 001 Our first stop was at the cemetery.  There are several graves with headstones, but most are either unmarked, overgrown with brush, or have missing headstones.  There is a good chance that if you are cutting through the brush that you are walking over someone’s grave. delamarghosttown-004
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delamarghosttown-089 delamarghosttown-091 delamar section-2  Section 2:  Waypoint Del Ghost 002 This spot consist of this single stone structure and a few overview photos taken from the road towards the south. delamarghosttown-097
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delamar section-3  Section 3:  Waypoint Del Ghost 003 As you can see by the yellow track I only searched a small portion of this area.  Most of the foundations are yet to be seen and photographed.  This area is below the mine and above the refining area.  I am assuming that part of the foundations are residential, and the rest may be commercial. delamarghosttown-143  Remnants of glass, bottles, tin cans, ceramic plates and a whole lot of other stuff littered the ground just about everywhere you looked. delamarghosttown-145 delamarghosttown-146
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delamarghosttown-202 delamarghosttown-204 delamarghosttown-206 delamar section-6  Section 6:  Waypoint Del Ghost 006  - Waypoint 004 and 005 are in Part 2. This section consist of several commercial buildings located along what I think is the main road in town.
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