Saturday, November 21, 2020

Evolution of a Ghost Town - Sort of

Evolution of a ghost town. OK, not really a ghost town, but Carter, Wyoming sure seems like it's well on the way to becoming one. Apparently it was once a major agricultural shipping point on on the Union Pacific Rail Line, but now has just 3 or 4 occupied homes, population of about 10, and two very friendly dogs that accompanied us on my photowalk. I sure wonder about the history of these places, and what they were like during more prosperous times.

Sunday, November 01, 2020

Ghost Town - Black's Fork Commisary

A ghosttown out in the Uinta moutains, Black's Fork Commisary. A logging town founded n 1870, it became a ghost town in 1930. Likely supplying logs to the charcoal kilns at Piedmont, where they made fuel for the railroad steam engines. It's hard to image what a hard life it had to be living there back in the day, and I read somewhere the work was easier in the winter when you could pull logs on sleds. Brrrr!