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    Reply to an Email I fwd to a friend

    I met this fellow when he was Geologist at Bullfrog mine at Ryalite Nevada in the early 90s, I sent him a PPS of mining from 1908 to 1936, Here is his answer, I sure would like to get it on here,
    This guy is now semi-retired and lives at Amorgosa Nevada.

    What a fantastic group of photos ! I had never seen any of those.....just think of the changes we have seen in the span of our lifetimes ! I was always fascinated that my father, who lived to be over 90, had gone from horse and buggy to space age, but in realty, I have seen even more change than he.
    I've been watching the ISS being built on live HDTV and just watched every moment of the Hubble repair. A couple of weeks ago I went to the Titanic artifact exposition, incredible ! I am old enough to remember no TV and no Air Conditioning and now I cannot imagine not having Internet access......
    Two weeks ago I was hosting a seminar at Furnace Creek, Death Valley where there was no cell phone coverage ! Can you imagine !? People were carrying on as though they were the original '49ers....really roughin' it ! HA!
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    I'm not quite as old as you and your mate BG but I couldn't have imagined as a youth my new cellphone, internet access anywhere and among the many features a fucking GPS!!
    That's real James Bond stuff when you think about it. Even has 'sattelite view' so not only does it show me where I am and how to go where I want to go on a map, but on an ariel photograph.
    This on a hand held mobile phone.
    Oh another James Bond feature, though I can't use it yet as they haven't rolled out the 3G network here yet, but a video phone.
    Can anyone say science fiction.
    It boggles the mind. What next.
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    The pix of the miners were really nice, 12 and 13 year old boys working in the coal mines and horses doing the tramming, no Swede machines for drilling, wish I could get that PPS on here it is really something and I looked at it for an hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang
    This guy is now semi-retired and lives at Amorgosa Nevada.

    Sand dunes and whorehouses, nice area

    Like to see those pix, bg. Went through Rhyolite a few years ago to see the bottle house, old train station, the skeleton of a bank, etc. Beautiful country, except for that big hole in the ground

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_Smith
    Sand dunes and whorehouses, nice area
    Not Hardly, My friend has 10 acres irrigated and gets 4 and 5 cuttings of alfalfa a year, he rents it out to a farmer. But there is some huge Dunes there alright.
    Where is the Whore house now, I thought it was over in Lathrop Wells.
    Got to remember it is NYE county.
    I do have pix of the old Hotel/train station and the bank vaults, Jail and the bottle house, I lived in Beatty when I worked for AEC back in mid 60s

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    I remember when I was a kid I saw a SF movie in which the people teleported around

    why can't we do that?

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    My Great Grandmother died when she was 107 years old (the oldest in the Country at the time) she was in her 70'ish when I was born, I used to think a lot about the enormous changes she had lived to see and thought that not many would try that, but look at us now since the invention of the computer chip and the internet we have been in a whirlwind of development, truly amazing.


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    Well if anyone wants the pix, send me your Email addy and I will fwd it to you, I used to have quite a few addys, but I lost my mail about 6 months ago and lost most of em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by larvidchr
    My Great Grandmother died when she was 107 years old (the oldest in the Country at the time) she was in her 70'ish when I was born, I used to think a lot about the enormous changes she had lived to see and thought that not many would try that, but look at us now since the invention of the computer chip and the internet we have been in a whirlwind of development, truly amazing.
    The last of the Koreans are dying off who were alive during the Jap occupations. The ones who saw the city levelled and rebuilt and then leveled again in the Korean war.

    Considering they lived like they were in the middle ages up until the 20th century it they must have seen some serious changes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang
    Where is the Whore house now, I thought it was over in Lathrop Wells.
    One or two on the road to Pahrump and of course all up and down 95. So I'm told

    When you lived in Beatty did ya ever get up to Goldfield and check out that big old haunted hotel?

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