Gold and Silver Mining brought many people to the
area. There were over 150 Patented mine claims in
the St. Elmo area & populations reached a high of nearly 2000 people.
by train. The tracks were abandoned in
1922. It is said that St. Elmo's Population rode the last
train out of town and never came back.
Another one of the grandchildren, a young woman in her twenties, decided to take on the hotel as a project, cleaning out the rooms, making minor repairs, and washing down the walls and floors. After cleaning up for the day, she and her friends would put away their tools and cleaning supplies, only to find them in the middle of the floor when they returned the next day. After this continued to occur, they started placing the items in a padlocked closet, but still they would be in the middle of the floor when they came back."
Now even though I'm not afraid of the dark, I'll admit that the paranormal freaks me out a little bit. I don't like scary movies, scary stories, or scary ex-wives, and I've experienced all three. I swear if you listened close enough you could hear some rumbling and growling. Turns out it was only my stomach, so we stopped for some ice cream on the way back home.....yes it did help.
It was another fun filled day...retirement is AWESOME.
P.s I don't know what is up with the different looking letters, this post must be haunted!
|We're heading to that mountain way back there. Mt. Princeton.|
|This one is for Rhonda. Our honorary Fire Chief.|
|On the way up the Mt|
|Up we go. The last 5 miles were gravel, but level.|
|You can see the valley we are going through.|
|Part of the old mine.|
|Awesome old buildings.|
|I think I saw a ghost in that window.|
|This one even had a picket fence.|
|Old stove in the remains of a once lived in house.|
|Anyone have a magazine and some TP?|
|No, not a ghost in a red shirt. He is actually from Minneapolis...small world!|
|Yoo hoo, housekeeping.|
|My two Bitc....err, I mean lovely girls.|
|Stuff from the 1880s|
|Help, the Chipmunks are trying to surround me.|
|1880s laundry room.|
|Odd place for this sign.|