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Abandoned Silver Shaft

Old Mill remains

Cemetary resident

Took a trip today to Fairbank, AZ which is a close by "Ghost town". Town was originally started in 1881 at the junction of a railroad split. Silver mines here and in surrounding area, including Tombstone a few miles away, brought material here for milling. Town eventually grew to 15,000. As the mines were mined out and as has happened in other areas of the country, the railroad quit running, Fairbank eventually "died". Last residents closed up in 1970. Seems in creditable that in just some 40 years, most is gone and the area is so overgrown! Today it is US Gov't property being managed by the BLM.

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