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in Gary’s 2012 Ghost Town USA columns

in Western & Eastern Treasures Magazine

 

 

 

  • April 1984-Dec 2004 to be added as time permits.  I am working backwards from the current issue.
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January

This column featured some ghost and near ghost towns southwest of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Texas.

 

SITE NAME

ELEV.

LATITUDE

LONGITUDE

TOWNSHIP/RANGE

Chalk Mountain  (Erath Co.)

1204’

32.1543106 / 32° 09’ 16” N

-97.9108656 / 97° 54’ 39” W

Public Land Survey System (Section/Range/Township) NOT USED in TX

Desdemona (Eastland Co.)

1358’

32.2704140 / 32° 16’ 13” N

-98.5503301 / 98° 33’ 01” W

Glen Rose (Somervell Co.) NO GHOST

620’

32.2345872 / 32° 14’ 05” N

-97.7553061 / 97° 45’ 19” W

Johnsville (Erath Co.)

1234’

32.1459766 / 32° 08’ 46” N

-98.0261466 / 98° 01’ 34” W

Lingleville (Erath Co.)

1552’

32.2445826 / 32° 14’ 40” N

-98.3733799 / 98° 22’ 24” W

 

February

This column featured Pecos and Toyah, Texas.

 

SITE NAME

ELEV.

LATITUDE

LONGITUDE

TOWNSHIP/RANGE

Pecos (Reeves Co.)

2582’

31.4047552 / 31° 24’ 17” N

-103.5054900 / 103° 30’ 20” W

Public Land Survey System (Section/Range/Township) NOT USED in TX

Pecos Army Airfield (Reeves Co.)

2605’

31.3877778 / 31° 23’ 16” N

-103.5116667 / 103° 30’ 42” W

Toyah (Reeves Co.)

2913’

31.3148569 / 31° 18’ 53” N

-103.7932396 / 103° 47’ 36” W

 

MARCH

This column featured some of the former sugar plantations on the island of O’ahu, in Hawai’i.

 

SITE NAME

ELEV.

LATITUDE

LONGITUDE

TOWNSHIP/RANGE

Halstead Sugar Mill

unknown

unknown

Public Land Survey System (Section/Range/Township) NOT USED in HI

Hawaii’s Plantation Village (in Waipahu)  MUSEUM

21.3855609

-158.0119264

Kualoa Sugar Mill

21.5224914

-157.8353351

Waialua Sugar Mill

21.5734757 / 21° 34’ 25” N

158.1255300 / -158° 07’ 32” W

 

APRIL

This column featured some misc. ghosts on the island of O’ahu, in Hawai’i.

  

SITE NAME

ELEV.

LATITUDE

LONGITUDE

TOWNSHIP/RANGE

Dillingham Air Force Base – SEE Mokule’ia

Hale’iwa Fighter Strip/airport

21.6075000 / 21° 36’ 27”N

158.10611111 / -158° 06’ 22” W

Public Land Survey System (Section/Range/Township) NOT USED in HI

Kahuku Army Air Field

26’

21.7102778 / 21° 42’ 37”N

157.9838889 / -157° 59’ 02” W

Please note that this GPS is slightly offshore from the actual strip.

Kualoa Army Air Field

98’

21.5263889 / 21° 31’ 35”N

157.8394444 / -157° 50’ 22” W

Mokule’ia Army Airfield (Dillingham AFB)

21.5787498 / 21° 34' 43" N

-158.2074018 / 158° 12' 27" W

Pali Road (Overlook)

varies

21.3671155

-157.7929911

Waialee

420’

21.6867812

-158.0229798

 

MAY

This column featured the oil producing region in southwestern Kern Co., California.

  

SITE NAME

ELEV.

LATITUDE

LONGITUDE

TOWNSHIP/RANGE

Kerto

686’

35.0833059

-119.3860406

SEΌ Sec 36, T12N, R24W / SWΌ Sec 31, T12N, R23W, SBM (San Bernardino Meridian and Base Line)

Lakeview Gusher

35.0914628

-119.4009791

NWC(orner) Sec 36, T12N, R24W, SBM

Lakeview Labor Camp

407’

35.0930226 / 35° 05’ 35” N

-119.1373298 / 119° 08’ 14” W

NEC Sec 29, TN, R21W, SBM

NOTE: Copus Road is the border between the MDM and SBM systems and this location is on the south (SBM) side of the highway.

Maricopa

856’

35.0588580 / 35° 03’ 32” N

-119.4009509 / 119° 24’ 03” W

SWC Sec 1, SEC Sec 2, NEC Sec 11, NWC Sec 12, T11N, R24W, SBM

Pentland

646’

35.0599690 / 35° 03’ 36” N

-119.3565047 / 119° 21’ 23” W

NEΌ Sec 8, T11N, R24W, SBM

West Kern Oil Museum (Taft)

945’

35.1335784 / 35° 08’ 01” N

-119.4478964 / 119° 26’ 52” W

NEC Sec 24, T32S, R23E, MDM (Mount Diablo Meridian & Base Line)

 

JUNE

This column featured the Desert Center/Eagle Mountain area of Riverside Co., California.

  

SITE NAME

ELEV.

LATITUDE

LONGITUDE

TOWNSHIP/RANGE

Desert Center

899’

33.7133524 / 33° 42’ 48” N

-115.4024830 / 115° 24’ 09” W

N½ Sec 27, T5S, R15E, SBM (San Bernardino Meridian and Base Line)

Eagle Mountain

1362’

33.8575137 / 33° 51’ 27” N

-115.4872075 / 115° 29’ 14” W

W½ Sec 1, all Sec 2, T4S, R14E, SBM

Eagle Mountain School (adjacent to fenced gate)

1217’

33.8502918 / 33° 51’ 01” N

-115.4738739 / 115° 28’ 26” W

W-Ctr Sec 1, T4S, R14E, SBM

Lake Tamarisk

722’

33.7389072 / 33° 44’ 20” N

-115.3897047 / 115° 23’ 23” W

NEΌ Sec 15, NWΌ Sec 14, T5S, R15E, SBM

Ocotillo Gardens (gas station/store)

1100’ approx

33.7053397

-115.4409027

Ctr Sec 29, T5S, R15E, SBM

Steins (Hidalgo Co.) NEW MEXICO

4347’

32.2292481 / 32° 13’ 45” N

-108.9895014 / 108° 59’ 22” W

S-Ctr Sec 10, T24S, R21E, New Mexico Prime Meridian

Vulture City (Maricopa Co.) ARIZONA

2060’

33.8164284 / 33° 48’ 59”

-112.8286028 / 112° 49’ 43”

E½ Sec 36, T6N, R6W / SWΌ Sec 31, T6N, R5W, GSRM

 

JULY

This column featured Bodie, Mono Co., California.

SITE NAME

ELEV.

LATITUDE

LONGITUDE

TOWNSHIP/RANGE

Bodie

8386’

38.2118623 / 38° 12’ 43” N

-119.0129207 / 119° 00’ 47” W

SEΌ Sec 8, SWΌ Sec 9, NEΌ Sec 17, NWΌ Sec 16, T4N, R27E, MDM (Mount Diablo Meridian & Base Line)

 

AUGUST

This column featured tips on Exploring and Discovering America’s Byways

NO Specific ghost towns were featured.  All listed in the index were photos only.

  

SEPTEMBER

This column featured alternative, non-traditional means of research and used several locations in North Dakota as examples .

  

SITE NAME

ELEV.

LATITUDE

LONGITUDE

TOWNSHIP/RANGE

Ambrose (Divide Co.)

2070’

48.9539222 / 48° 57’ 14” N

-103.4826921 / 103° 28’ 58” W

SWΌ Sec 12, T163N, R99W, 5PM (Fifth Principal Meridian), Ambrose Township

Frog Point (Traill Co.) (South ½ of park near church)

837’

47.6219193 / 47° 37’ 19” N

-96.8789685 / 96° 52’ 44” W

SEΌ Sec of the NEΌ Sec 22, T148N, R49W, 5PM, Belmont Township

Griffin (Bowman Co.)

3054’

46.2158398 / 46° 12’ 57” N

-103.5407462 / 103° 32’ 27” W

NEΌ Sec 34, T132N, R103W, 5PM, Marion Township

Hansboro (Towner Co.)

1591’

48.9522300 / 48° 57’ 08” N

-99.3812477 / 99° 22’ 52” W

SWΌ Sec of the SEΌ Sec 7, T163N, R67W, 5PM, Sidney Township

Havelock (Hettinger Co.)

2569’

48.9522300 / 48° 57’ 08” N

-99.3812477 / 99° 22’ 52” W

SEΌ Sec 28, T135N, R96W, 5PM, Havelock Township

 

 

OCTOBER

This column featured Calico, San Bernardino Co., California.

  

SITE NAME

ELEV.

LATITUDE

LONGITUDE

TOWNSHIP/RANGE

Barstow - NO GHOST (Locations for City Hall)

2300’

34.8924828 / 34° 53’ 33” N

-117.0250403 / 117° 01’ 30” W

Sec 6, T9N, R1W, SBM (San Bernardino Meridian & Base Line)

Knotts Berry Farm (Orange Co.) - NO GHOST!!!

79’

33.8425148 / 33° 50’ 33” N

-117.9983954 / 117° 59’ 54” W

URBAN – SW corner Beach Blvd / La Palma Ave, Buena Park

Calico

2283’

34.9488716 / 34° 56’ 56” N

-116.8650363 / 116° 51’ 54” W

N-Ctr Sec 22, T10N, R1E, SBM

 

 

NOVEMBER

This column featured the beginning of our Summer 2012 ghost town adventure with Oatman & Goldroad, Mohave Co., Arizona.

  

SITE NAME

ELEV.

LATITUDE

LONGITUDE

TOWNSHIP/RANGE

Cool Springs

2719’

35.0273080

-114.3088067

SEΌ of the SWΌ Sec 16, T19N, R19W, GSRM  (Gila & Salt River Meridian & Base Line)

Ed’s Camp

2818’

35.0338916 / 35° 02’ 02” N

-114.3266238 / 114° 19’ 36” W

SEΌ of the NWΌ Sec 17, T19N, R19W, GSRM

Goldroad

2854’

35.0466689 / 35° 02’ 48” N

-114.3796810 / 114° 22’ 47” W

S½ Sec 11, T19N, R20W, GSRM

Oatman

2710’

35.0263915 / 35° 01’ 35” N

-114.3835698 / 114° 23’ 01” W

SWΌ Sec 14, SEΌ Sec 15, NWΌ Sec 23, T19N, R20W, GSRM

 

 

DECEMBER

This column featured Silverton, San Juan Co., Colorado.

  

SITE NAME

ELEV.

LATITUDE

LONGITUDE

TOWNSHIP/RANGE

Silverton

9308’

37.8119410 / 37° 48’ 43” N

-107.6645057 / 107° 39’ 52” W

W½ Sec 17, E½ Sec 18, T41N, R7W, New Mexico Principal Meridian & Base Line

 

 

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