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I'm always happy to discover authors and filmmakers that continue to produce media about the important history of our western mining districts. Several new works tell the tales of the mining town of Randsburg, CA, and The 20 Mule Teams of Death Valley.
A user contributed two 1930's photos of a family business in Bodie, California. The building still stands today and looks much as it did 80 years ago.
New towns and new photos in existing town profile pages.
From Edison films catalog: It is train time. Overland Express arriving at Helena, Montana 1900 (video).
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I've had a lot of inquiries about just who is behind this website. I thought it was overdue to provide that explanation so here it is!
WMH has had a bunch of miscellaneous changes and updates over the last few months and I wanted to summarize those here.
The definition of a ghost town varies widely in the minds of enthusiasts and across the Internet on ghost town-related web sites. This post brings some clarification to how the term is used here at Western Mining History.