Mines, Mills, and Towns of the Panamint Range (1875)
|Author:||Britton and Rey|
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|Source:||Library of Congress|
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The Panamint Range [gmap] is one of those names that stand out to me and other armchair old-west explorers. Bisecting the Panamint Valley to the West, and Death Valley to the East, this former silver mining hotbed is one of the first landmarks that one can confidently identify as your plane begins to descend into Los Angeles from a cross-country flight.
Everything that this fascinating map wants to present as hopeful and thriving is now abandoned. From the ghost town of Panamint City, California [gmap] shown nestled in the mountains, to the rail-bed of the Los Angeles and Independence Railroad.
It's all just utterly gone and almost completely forgotten; as will you be, someday. Memento Mori and so on...