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January

This column featured Knights Ferry, Stanislaus Co., CA.

 

SITE NAME

ELEV.

LATITUDE

LONGITUDE

TOWNSHIP/RANGE

Covered Bridge

37.8196919 / 37° 49’ 11” N

-120.6638238 / 120° 39’ 50” W

SWΌ of the NWΌ Sec 28, T1S, R12E, MDM  (Mount Diablo Meridian & Base Line)

Knights Ferry (town)

213’

37.8196499 / 37° 49’ 11” N

-120.6721494 / 120° 40’ 20” W

E-Ctr Sec 29, T1S, R12E, MDM

Knights Landing (Yolo Co.)

36’

38.8018459 / 38° 48’ 07” N

-121.7180192 / 121° 43’ 05” W

Sec 14, T11N, R2E, MDM

Mill / Warehouse Building

37.8200818 / 37° 49’ 12” N

-120.6649203 / 120° 39’ 54” W

SWΌ of the NWΌ Sec 28, T1S, R12E, MDM 

Miller’s House

37.8204632 / 37° 49’ 14” N

-120.6644804 / 120° 39’ 52” W

SWΌ of the NWΌ Sec 28, T1S, R12E, MDM 

 

February

This column featured Coloma, El Dorado Co., CA.

 

SITE NAME

ELEV.

LATITUDE

LONGITUDE

TOWNSHIP/RANGE

Coloma

764’

38.7999014 / 38° 48’ 00” N

-120.8902160 / 120° 53’ 25” W

SWΌ Sec 17, T11N, R10E, MDM  (Mount Diablo Meridian & Base Line)

Sacramento (Sacramento Co.) (NO GHOST!)

MAJOR CITY ON ALL MAPS!

MAJOR CITY ON ALL MAPS!

MAJOR CITY ON ALL MAPS!

San Francisco (San Francisco Co.) (NO GHOST!)

MAJOR CITY ON ALL MAPS!

MAJOR CITY ON ALL MAPS!

MAJOR CITY ON ALL MAPS!

Sutter’s Fort (Sacramento Co.)

26’

38.5721277 / 38° 34’ 20” N

-121.4707879 / 121° 28’ 15” W

E-Ctr Sec 8, T8N, R5E, MDM 

 

MARCH

This column featured Chinese Camp, Tuolumne Co., CA.

 

SITE NAME

ELEV.

LATITUDE

LONGITUDE

TOWNSHIP/RANGE

Camp Salvado

1200’+/-

38.8709585 - APPROX

-120.4195096 - APPROX

SEΌ Sec 3, T1S, R14E, MDM  (Mount Diablo Meridian & Base Line)

Chinese Camp

1273’

37.8710381 / 37° 52’ 16” N

-120.4332511 / 120° 26’ 00” W

SEΌ Sec 4, T1S, R14E, MDM 

Sonora (NO GHOST)

1804’

37.9818878 / 37° 58’ 55” N

-120.3828084 / 120° 22’ 58” W

Sec 36, T2N R14E, MDM 

 

APRIL

This column featured “My 30 Best Ghost Town Finds.”

  

SITE NAME

ELEV.

LATITUDE

LONGITUDE

TOWNSHIP/RANGE

Alcatraz Island (San Francisco Co., CA)

95’

37.8260390 / 37° 49’ 34” N

-122.4219159 / 122° 25’ 19” W

Sections not shown in Bay Area urban areas T1S, R5W, Mount Diablo Meridian & Base Line

Ayrshire  (Palo Alto Co., IA)

1319’

43.0391346 / 43° 02’ 21” N

-94.8327618 / 94° 49’ 58” W

SWC Sec 14, SEC Sec 15, NEC Sec 22, NWC Sec 23, T95N, R34W, 5th Principal Meridian, Silver Lake Twp.

Batsto (Burlington Co., NJ)

10’

39.6440515 / 39° 38’ 39” N

-74.6466891 / 74° 38’ 48” W

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

Bodie (Mono Co., CA)

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, Mount Diablo Meridian & Base Line

Bucyrus (Adams Co., ND)

2782’

46.0645749 / 46° 03’ 52” N

-102.7883100 / 102° 47’ 18” W

SEΌ Sec 22, SWΌ Sec 23, T130N, R97W, 5th Principal Meridian

Chesterfield (Caribou Co., ID)

5446’

42.8668622 / 42° 52’ 01” N

-111.9019032 / 111° 54’ 07” W

SWΌ Sec 28, T6S, R39E, Boise Meridian and Base Line

Dorothy (Alberta, CANADA)

CANADA

CANADA

CANADA

Elkhorn (Jefferson Co., MT)

6443’

46.2746506 / 46° 16’ 28” N

-111.9458238 / 111° 56’ 45” W

NWΌ Sec 14, T6N, R3W, Principal Meridian

Englewood (Clark Co., KS)

1968’

37.0355032 / 37° 02’ 08” N

-99.9863643 / 99° 59’ 11” W

S½ Sec 36, T34S, R25W / N½ Sec 1, T35S, R25W, 6th Principal Meridian and 40° Base Line

Glenrio (Quay Co., NM/Deaf Smith & Oldham Co., TX)

3855’

35.1789464 / 35° 10’ 44” N (NM)

-103.0421683 / 103° 02’ 32” W (NM)

E-Ctr Sec 17, T11N, R36E, New Mexico Principal Base Line & Meridian (NM Part ONLY)

Gold Point (Esmeralda Co., NV)

5384’

37.3546528 / 37° 21’ 17” N

-117.3650767 / 117° 21’ 54” W

Sec 6, T7S, R42E, Mount Diablo Meridian & Base Line

Grafton (Washington Co., UT)

3665’

37.1672050 / 37° 10’ 02” N

-113.0799425 / 113° 04’ 48” W

N½ Sec 3, T42S, R11W, Salt Lake Meridian & Base Line

Hopewell Furnace (Berks Co., PA)

472’

40.2053610 / 40° 12’ 19” N

-75.7735910 / 75° 46’ 25” W

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

Jamestown (James River Co., VA)

10’

37.2088889 / 37° 12’ 32” N

-76.7788889 / 76° 46’ 44” W

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

Kent (Sherman Co., OR)

2713’

45.1951258 / 45° 11’ 42” N

-120.6942154 / 120° 41’ 39” W

NEΌ Sec 28, T4S, R17E, Willamette Meridian & Base Line

Kualoa Sugar Mill (Oahu Island, HI)

10’

21.5224914

-157.8353351

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

Lake Valley (Sierra Co, NM)

5377’

32.7178572 / 32° 43’ 04” N

-107.5678056 / 107° 34’ 04” W

NWΌ Sec 28, T18S, R7W, New Mexico Principal Meridian

Model (Las Animas Co., CO)

5617’

37.3722372 / 37° 22’ 20” N

-104.2449743 / 104° 14’ 42” W

W-Ctr Sec 4, T31S, R61W, 6th Principal Meridian & 40° Base Line

Mogollon (Catron Co., NM)

6614’

33.3967283 / 33° 23’ 48” N

-108.7942288 / 108° 47’ 39” W

E-Ctr Sec 33, W-Ctr Sec 34, T10S, R19W, New Mexico Principal Meridian

Molson (Okanogan Co., WA)

3724’

48.9787931 / 48° 58’ 44” N

-119.2008799 / 119° 12’ 03” W

Ctr Sec 18, T40N, R29E, Willamette Meridian & Base Line

Oatman (Mohave Co., AZ)

2710’

35.0263915 / 35° 01’ 35” N

-114.3835698 / 114° 23’ 01” W

SWΌ Sec 14, SEΌ Sec 15, NWΌ Sec 23, T19N, R20W, Gila & Salt River Meridian & Base Line

Picher (Ottawa Co., OK)

817’

36.9834872 / 36° 59’ 01” N

-94.8324558 / 94° 49’ 57” W

SWΌ Sec 16,  SEΌ Sec 17, NEΌ Sec 20, NWΌ Sec 21, T29N, R23E, Indian Base Line & Meridian

Pompeii (ITALY)

ITALY

ITALY

ITALY

Providence (San Bernardino Co., CA)

4324’

34.9824909 / 34° 58’ 57” N

-115.5063802 / 115° 30’ 23” W

W½ Sec 3, T10N, R14E, San Bernardino Meridian & Base Line (Bonanza King Mine)

Randsburg (Kern Co., CA)

3560’’

35.3678963 / 35° 22’ 04” N

-117.6521884 / 117° 39’ 08” W

E-Ctr Sec 35, T29S, R40E, Mount Diablo Meridian & Base Line

Salton Sea (Riverside & Imperial Co., CA)

-230’

33.3149054 / 33° 18’ 54” N

-115.8182918 / 115° 49’ 06” W

T10S, R11E, San Bernardino Meridian & Base Line (center of lake)

Shaniko (Wasco Co., OR)

3343’

45.0037364 / 45° 00’ 13” N

-120.7522665 / 120° 45’ 08” W

E-Ctr Sec 36, T6S, R16E Willamette Meridian & Base Line

Superior (Pima Co., AZ)

2848’

33.2941533 / 33° 17’ 39” N

-111.0954843 / 111° 05’ 44” W

SEΌ Sec 35, T1S, R12E, Gila & Salt River Meridian & Base Line

Texola (Beckham Co., OK)

2146’

35.2192194 / 35° 13’ 09” N

-99.9912189 / 99° 59’ 28” W

S-Ctr Sec 30, N-Ctr Sec 31, T9N, R26W, Indian Base Line & Meridian

Thurmond (Fayette Co., WV)

1070’

37.9615016 / 37° 57’ 41” N

-81.0823220 / 81° 04’ 56” W

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

Toyah (Reeves Co., TX)

2913’

31.3148569 / 31° 18’ 53” N

-103.7932396 / 103° 47’ 36” W

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

 

MAY

This column featured Ghost Towns along Nevada State Highway 266, Esmeralda Co., NV.

  

SITE NAME

ELEV.

LATITUDE

LONGITUDE

TOWNSHIP/RANGE

Big Pine (Inyo Co., CA) (NO GHOST)

3989’

37.1649307 / 37° 09’ 54” N

-117.2895460 / 117° 17’ 22” W

Junction of Secs 17-20, T9S, R34E, Mount Diablo Meridian & Base Line

Gold Point

5384’

37.3546528 / 37° 21’ 17” N

-117.3650767 / 117° 21’ 54” W

SWΌ Sec 3, NWΌ Sec 9, T7S, R41½E, MDM

Goldfield

5686’

37.7085439 / 37° 42’ 31” N

-117.2356341 / 117° 14’ 08” W

Sec 2, T3S, R42E, MDM

Lida

6181’

37.4582645 / 37° 27’ 30” N

-117.4981383 / 117° 29’ 53” W

SWΌ Sec 36, T5S, R40E, MDM

Lime Point

5335’

37.3677083 / 37° 22’ 04” N

-117.3621872 / 117° 19’ 34” W

N½ Sec 1, T7S, R41½E, MDM

Oasis (Mono Co., CA)  mention

5043’

37.4877096 / 37° 29’ 16” N

-117.9156500 / 117° 54’ 56” W

Ctr line between Sec 27 and 28, T5S, R37E, MDM

Palmetto

6178’

37.4443754 / 37° 26’ 40” N

-117.6948105 / 117° 41’ 41” W

NEΌ of the SEΌ Sec 6, T6S, R39E, MDM

Rhyolite (Nye Co., NV)

3819’

36.9038338 / 36° 54’ 14” N

-116.8292274 / 116° 49’ 45” W

SEΌ Sec 9, NEΌ Sec 16, T12S, R46E, MDM

Tonopah (Nye Co., NV)

6030’

38.0671553 / 38° 04’ 02” N

-117.2300825 / 117° 13’ 48” W

S½ Sec 35, T3N, R42E, MDM / N½ Sec 2, T2N, R42E, MDM

 

JUNE

This column featured Goldfield, Nevada “The Greatest Gold Camp Ever Known.”

  

SITE NAME

ELEV.

LATITUDE

LONGITUDE

TOWNSHIP/RANGE

Goldfield

5686’

37.7085439 / 37° 42’ 31” N

-117.2356341 / 117° 14’ 08” W

Sec 2, T3S, R42E, Mount Diablo Meridian & Base Line

 

JULY

This column featured Virginia City, Nevada “Memories of the Great Comstock.”

 

SITE NAME

ELEV.

LATITUDE

LONGITUDE

TOWNSHIP/RANGE

Virginia City

6197’

39.3096345 / 39° 18’ 35” N

-119.6496235 / 119° 38’ 59” W

Sec 29, T17N, R21E, Mount Diablo Meridian & Base Line

 

AUGUST

This column featured Jacksonville, OR.

  

SITE NAME

ELEV.

LATITUDE

LONGITUDE

TOWNSHIP/RANGE

Jacksonville (Jackson Co.)

1565’

42.3134584 / 42° 18’ 48” N

-122.9669865 / 122° 58’ 01” W

Sec 32, Sec 37, T37S, R2W, WM (Willamette Meridian & Base Line)

Medford (Jackson Co.) (NO GHOST)

1394’

42.3226075 / 42° 19’ 21” N

-122.8760193 / 122° 52’ 34” W

T37S, R2W, WM

 

SEPTEMBER

This column featured Fort Stevens & the shipwreck Peter Iredale, Clatsop Co., OR.

  

SITE NAME

ELEV.

LATITUDE

LONGITUDE

TOWNSHIP/RANGE

Battery 245

NOT LISTED

IN GNIS

SEE FORT STEVENS MAIN POST

Battery Clark

NOT LISTED

IN GNIS

SEE FORT STEVENS MAIN POST

Battery Freeman

NOT LISTED

IN GNIS

SEE FORT STEVENS MAIN POST

Battery Lewis

NOT LISTED

IN GNIS

SEE FORT STEVENS MAIN POST

Battery Mishler

NOT LISTED

IN GNIS

SEE FORT STEVENS MAIN POST

Battery Pratt

NOT LISTED

IN GNIS

SEE FORT STEVENS MAIN POST

Battery Russell

23’

46.1942698 / 46° 11' 39" N

-123.9748695 / 123° 47' 24" W

SEΌ of the NWΌ Sec 7, T8N, R10W, WM (Willamette Meridian & Base Line)

Battery Smurr

NOT LISTED

IN GNIS

SEE FORT STEVENS MAIN POST

Battery Walker

NOT LISTED

IN GNIS

SEE FORT STEVENS MAIN POST

Fort Stevens (Main post)

23’

46.2020477 / 46° 12' 07" N

-123.9623694 / 123° 57' 45" W

E½ Sec 6, T8N, R10W, WM

Hammond (NO Ghost)

10’

46.1990845 / 46° 11' 57" N

-123.9496810 / 123° 56' 59" W

S½ Sec 5, T8N, R10W, WM

HMS Peter Iredale (shipwreck)

46.1783459 / 46° 10' 42" N

-123.9810922 / 123° 58' 52" W

SWΌ of the NWΌ Sec 18, T8N, R10W, WM

Warrenton (NO Ghost)

10’

46.1651049 / 46° 09' 54" N

-123.9237557 / 123° 55' 26" W

Sec 21, T8N, R10W, WM

 

 

OCTOBER

This column featured abandoned amusement parks, spas and other resorts.

  

SITE NAME

ELEV.

LATITUDE

LONGITUDE

TOWNSHIP/RANGE

Alum Rock Park  (Santa Clara Co., CA)

673’

37.3977168  / 37° 23' 52" N

-121.7996751  / 121° 47' 59" W

Sec 19, T6S, R2E, Mount Diablo Meridian & Base Line

Bombay Beach (Imperial Co., CA) photo

-223’

33.3508667 / 33° 21’ 03” N

-115.7297152 / 115° 43’ 47” W

NWΌ Sec 33, T9S, R12E, SBM (San Bernardino Meridian & Base Line)

Desert Shores (Imperial Co., CA) “weekend RV Camp”

-215’

33.4041996 / 33° 24’ 15” N

-116.039724 / 116° 02’ 23” W

E½ Sec 9, T9S, R9E, SBM

Enchanted Forest (Washington Co., RI)

213’

41.4889885 / 41° 29’ 20” N

-71.7303453 / 71° 43’ 49” W

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

Maisson Spa (Imperial Co., CA) photo

-226’

33.2195951 / 33° 13’ 11” N

-115.5795214 / 115° 34’ 46” W

NWC Sec 13, T11S, R13E, SBM

Marineland of the Pacific (Los Angeles Co., CA)

66’

33.7375170 / 33° 44’ 15” N

-118.3981286 / 118° 23’ 53” W

No section # given, T5S, R15W, SBM 

Niland Marina (Imperial Co., CA) photo

-230

33.3380892 / 33° 20’ 17” N

-115.6672134 / 115° 40’ 02” W

NEC Sec 1, T10S, R12E, SBM

Six Flags New Orleans / Jazzland (New Orleans, LA)

30.0530962 / 30° 03’ 11” N

-89.9340161 / 89° 56’ 03” W

Sec 31, T11S, R13E, St Helena Meridian & Base Line

 

NOVEMBER

This column featured Panamint City, Inyo Co., CA.

  

SITE NAME

ELEV.

LATITUDE

LONGITUDE

TOWNSHIP/RANGE

Ballarat

1079’

36.0477266 / 36° 02’ 52” N

-117.2233900 / 117° 13’ 24” W

NEΌ of the SEΌ Sec 4, NWΌ of the SWΌ Sec 3, T22S, R44E, MDM  (Mount Diablo Meridian & Base Line)

Chris Wicht’s Camp

2618’

36.1118930 / 36° 06’ 43” N

-117.1761678 / 117° 10’ 34” W

NEΌ Sec 13, T21S, R44E, MDM

Panamint City

6302’

36.1182827 / 36° 07’ 06” N

-117.0953327 / 117° 05’ 43” W

SWΌ Sec 11, T21S, R45E, MDM 

 

DECEMBER

This column featured multiple generation travel tips.  No specific ghost towns were mentioned except in the photos.

Since all have been previously featured, they are not specifically indicated, therefore no chart is needed.

 

 

SITE NAME

ELEV.

LATITUDE

LONGITUDE

TOWNSHIP/RANGE

NO SPECIFIC TOWNS INDICATED

 

 

 

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