Castle Dome Ghost Town/Mining Museum

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 21st year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

The motorhome is parked at the Paradise Casino in Yuma, Arizona. I was expecting to leave here tomorrow, but I’ve changed my mind. I currently have reservations at Thousand Trails in Palm Desert, California, February 21st. Between now and then???? For the moment I remain in Yuma.

 

I just love the ability to change plans at a moments notice. As I tell everyone…All my plans are firmly etched in Jello!

 

 

This blog was first posted in January, 2008…

 

 

Since I’ve been coming to the Yuma area for a number of years during the Winter, I’ve explored the area pretty thoroughly. Rather than re-visit each place again, I’ve decided to show photos I’ve taken in the past. All these places are within about a one-hour drive from Yuma.

 

About 50 miles north of Yuma, AZ, out in the middle of nowhere is the Castle Dome Mining/Ghost Town Museum.

 

In January 2008, I spent three-plus hours wandering through the 20+ restored buildings depicting a gone-by lifetime. The primary products of the 300+ mines spread over a 10-mile area was silver and lead. Mining began in 1862 and operated in some manner until 1979. A most interesting glimpse into the past.

 

You can read all about this place by clicking this link…

http://www.ghosttownaz.info/castle-dome-mining-ghost-town.php

 

 

 

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

 

 

 

 

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The church with Castle Dome in the background…

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You can read all about Castle Dome by clicking the below link. Be sure to check the photo credit… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_Dome_Mountains

 

It’s a little tricky to find. In case you missed it, here it is…

 

Photographer: Jim Jaillet, who has given email permission to use his photo on Wikipedia.

 

Neat!

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Yesterday was mostly sunny and 72 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly cloudy and 69 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Arizona. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

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Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

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My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…

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On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 700 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273?source=pwa

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2016

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