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Sep 4, 2013 - Independence Ghost Town

We have been having fun exploring ghost towns in the area, today we visited one at Independence Pass. The history of Independence Pass is steeped in incredible beauty and natural resources that led miners in search of fortune to settle near the top of Independence Pass. Legend has it that prospectors hit a rich vein of gold on July 4, 1879 and named the claim, and the tent city around it, Independence. The Independence Town Site and Ghost Town is a walk back to the 1880’s and helps visitors grasp the reality of living and mining in a...

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