In places like Gebo, my “nose ends up on the ground”, as my dad used to say. “Look up! Look around!” So I do… for a while… but that anthropology/archaeology degree keeps me looking down.
Glass. Blue glass, green glass, purple glass, milk glass, pottery. Metal. Uh, things… bits and bobs. When a town gets razed, you sure can’t walk barefoot! And, seriously, does anyone know what those metal coils are? They are NOT springs.
All I can think is that they look like conduit. There’s three huge piles of them.
It’s difficult to believe an entire town and coal mine were right *there*… See those little square bungalows under the arrow? Well, the Greets bought one of those… hauled it to Ten Sleep… and added onto it! It was my house for years and it now is Daniel and Tess’ place! When I moved in, we got rid of the coal heat and put in propane. We also removed the sawdust that was used for insulation in the ceiling (gross). We replaced the windows too. There still isn’t insulation in the walls, however. Yeah, really.
Something I had scanned while trying to get us up to date on Gebo had stated that the cemetery (always described as “creepy” or “haunted”) was on a hill. I *swear* I read that somewhere. Anyway, we walked the hilltops, drove down the ridge past the huge foundation of the tipple (?), and never saw the cemetery!
The sun was setting as well… and when we got home, I researched it and saw the cemetery just a short ways away (NOT on a hill). Well, poo. I’m gonna have to go back again!
My only “archaeology” find of note:
A “Denver HIFIRE Fire Clay Co.” brick. “Manufacturers of Furnaces, Muffles, Crucibles, Scorifiers, Etc. : Also Fire Brick and Tile for Metallurgical Purposes : Manufacturers, Importers and Jobbers in Chemicals, Chemical and Physical Apparatus, and All Kinds of Assayers’ Supplies : Wholesale and Retail Photographic Stock Dealers”. Cool, eh? Oh, and if you want a complete brick like this, there’s one for sale on eBay for $125! No kidding! There’s many a broken and crushed $125 bricks out there.
I *have* to go back and get a better photo of this elephant rock! Isn’t it a treasure?
Tomorrow’s Wordless Wednesday photo will be well worth coming back for…
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