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post #16 of 72 Old 01-19-2013, 05:36 PM
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Here's another cabin. This one needs a lot of work. I wish I wouldve remembered to bring a tape measure I could've measured the door and window openings.

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post #17 of 72 Old 01-19-2013, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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That would be the good old Edith E cabin i am talkin about! Thank you hotshot!

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Hotshot-let's do this!!!

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post #19 of 72 Old 01-19-2013, 09:43 PM
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Hey Dave what a perfect day out there. We checked out several mines out there, and of course these two cabins. There's a couple of mines on the right just before you get to this cabin. They're right at the bottom of the road that drops you into the wash. One mine looks like it had a cabin built in front of the entrance at one time. When you go in the tunnel about 5 feet there's a room carved out on the right. It had a chimney pipe in the wall and a window to look outside. I'd of loved to of seen that when it was active. Really cool.

I'm thinking the Edith E cabin may need the roof of he brick room completely RE sheeted? Is this cabin on a active, or expired mining claim? It would be a bummer to make the repairs and then have a claim holder tell us to get off the site. Lol

I took some bottles of water we had with us and watered that three in front of the cabin.
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post #20 of 72 Old 01-19-2013, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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As of about 3-4 years ago, the Edith E had an active claim, at least it was portrayed as such (I will explain another time). As of now I cannot locate anything stating it is or is not. But I do know it was fairly recently.

Which brings me to another point. One of which I am investigating currently. I had mentioned in a prior post how at one point several friends and myself were going to "stake a claim" in the El Pasos. Long story but the "key" friend in that endeavor passed away-dear friend. Anyway, it fell to the wayside, the whole plan. But! Again I am investigating this option once again. You see, back then, a few years ago it was quite simple...one. Laim could be up to but not exceed 20 acres! You had to plot it and verify with BLM the location, and if NOT taken or overlapping other claims or private proptery, it could easily be done. At that time, once plotted, the total cost for the first year was a grand total of $135.00 !!!

So, things have changed in terms of BLM and the entire situation regarding closures, access, etc. However, if a claim can still be made (a phone call on Monday morning will hopefully answer this) I am looking toward the Edith E. claim-site as my goal. If it is in fact a now inactive claim and a claim can still be made, it only seems reasonable that taking over this same location would be feasable. I was seconds away from "claiming" the Joni Jack Cabin in 2003-2004 when another group beat me and my group to it. Again, I am not sure of the current status of filing a claim, the status of the Edith E nor the combination of the two. However, I CAN tell you that if there is in fact an option to "take over" that claim as it were, I (along with whomever is willing) will most definately do so.

Again, there is still more research to do. Claims? Can we still do so? Edith E's status? Then there is the esish Adopt A Cabin" replacement program named the "Historic Site Stewardship Program". I am persuing this cabin and its location in any legal way possible. If it is "claimable", lets get a small group together to do so! If it is going to take "adopting" it, so beit. Again, there is much research and reading to be done.

Hotshot-the stories I could tell you that I have experienced and moreso, LEARNED about Goler and the Bonanza Gulch! There is just too much valuable history in this area to let it fall apart like it is-at the hands of bad doers.

Did you know that the Rand Mining District, including Goler, Garlock, all the mining areas in this district or area represent the second largest mining rush in the state of California? That is SOMETHING not to be passed over like it apparently is by the uninformed disrespectul hands that have brought this area to its historical knees.

Still disgusted,
Dave

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On a Fun note-

I have lived where I live with my wife and kids for 10 years now. It is old, somewhat "antiqued" and has many old barns. The barns are not as large as you may expect hearing or reading the word "barn". However, they are in fact old barns. I live in Lancaster, on the east side of town. About 10-11 miles from Lancaster Central and Proper. This house was built in 1926. It has been slowly over the years upgraded and added to. It still has some 7-8 of the original "DOZENS" of barns still intact and a few converted to garages. This property was once the SOLE egg provider to the Muroc Army Air Base(Currently Edwards Air Force Base). I bring this up for a couple of reasons....

1-It has "history"

2-although several of the "barns" (large coupes) have fallen down, I slowly maintain the remainder of them.

3-it looks like a Ghosttown here! Lol That is to say it has that feel I get when camping in Red Rock, Goler, Bonanza Gulch in an old cabin. It's what drew me to this llace over ten yesrs sgo.

So ya see, I can't help but try to save yet another piece of history.


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iPhone+no glasses=typos! Lol

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I researched filing mining claims about a year and a half ago. Unless something's changed since then, its fairly easy to do. We can also check through a website to see if the spot is currently available. If you don't have that website ill get it for you on Monday. A few buddies and me have actually been looking for a desert cabin to buy, or property to build us one, or each of us one on. Just a place to go out to on the weekends and kick back at. We were even looking around Randsburg, and Johannesburg for cabins for sale today.
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DUDE!!! So on the same page. I am hittin the sack tonight but ya hsve a few minutes tomorrow maybe we can talk.

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DUDE!!! So on the same page. I am hittin the sack tonight but ya hsve a few minutes tomorrow maybe we can talk.
Yeah, sounds good Dave. I'm calling it a night also.
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post #26 of 72 Old 01-22-2013, 09:09 AM
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I do suggest stopping at the station and get the new BLM maps. The friends of Jawbone maps are no longer accurate and you could find yourself in trouble.
That's funny, the last time I asked the BLM office for maps they told me to use the FOJB maps as they were the most up to date. Seems the BLM does not want to spend the $$ on new maps so they rely on the FOJB.

Anyway I will do what I can to help as well, right now I have a LOT of hinges that are yours for the taking and the next time I head to the dump I will see if I can snag a door or 2. I also have a horder/prepper friend that might let loose of a few things, I will work on him to see what I can get.

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post #27 of 72 Old 01-22-2013, 06:21 PM
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DUDE!!! So on the same page. I am hittin the sack tonight but ya hsve a few minutes tomorrow maybe we can talk.
Sorry Dave works been hectic so far this week, that's why I haven't gotten back to you.
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Jeff-no worries. Been the same for me. I got off work at 3:00 today and just now at 7:17 pm finally and quite literally sat down for the first time since getting off work!

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Sorry Hotshot! Meant you and not Jeff, lol. On my phone right now and had to squint to realize my error.

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post #30 of 72 Old 01-22-2013, 10:42 PM
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Maybe there is a way to scout all the cabins on Google Earth before you head out and too see what is left? Not sure if there is a way to mark them and share them here, but I just had the thought.
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