Hamilton Ghost Town

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I actually visited this place in 1965 and there were a lot of buildings in good shape and one cabin with curtains still on the windows. That all changed with the introduction of consumer grade-4 wheel drive vehicles. A visit just 8 years later found people taking stones from the bank building foundation to use in a fireplace. A lot of what you see today is the remains of scavenging over several decades before people realized these type of places are historically significant.

We just visited Hamilton today and were intrigued by the tall stone tower with brick-lined top. Although some slag is nearby, it appears not to have been used as a smelter. Anybody know? The cemetery is well worth a visit.

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