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Jan 23, 2008 - Swansea Ghost town

Took off to do a little exploring today. Found our way to the Swansea Ghost town. Before getting there did some hiking along the way. Quite a drive to Swansea. It is around 45 miles from Quartzsite with the last 27 being gravel. Signs said “Primitive Road”. Wasn’t bad till we got closer. Then glad we have a high clearance vehicle. Swansea is in the middle of “nowhere”! Started in the late 1860’s as a silver mine which didn’t amount to much. Then copper took over until 1944 when it shut down. Copper costs more to mine than it was worth at...

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