SHED OF SAWS
I liked the uniformity of this little saw shed.
I believe it was primarily a saw repair and sharpening shop. Again, wood was the prevalent material for just about everything in Castle Dome City.
CASTLE DOME TAVERN
A town can't be without a "hangout"!
This is a very well appointed tavern.
It would be fun to find a fully operational one like this in a quaint little town.
I'm sure there's one somewhere!
This cabin has all the amenities!
After full-timing in an RV, this would be like the Hilton for Nikko and I! LOL!
Notice the "inlaid" glass and glass bottles around the stove....
love the old chopping block and Mason jars!
TYPICAL LIVING QUARTERS....
VISITORS FROM EVERYWHERE!
Room totally dedicated to the posting of business cards....
OLD PHOTOS & EPHEMERA
PERIOD GLASS COLLECTIONS
Across the road from Castle Dome City is the actual mining district. I didn't spend a lot of time over there --- Nikko was in the RV, barking off and on. As in the "city museum", there were very interesting buildings and artifacts.
WALKING TOUR OF THE MINING DISTRICT
DISTANT MINE SHAFT AND OUTBUILDING
ENTRANCE TO MINERS' GATHERING SPOT
(I would like to do this bottle inlay somewhere! Love the idea!)
VIEW OF CASTLE DOME CITY
from the Mining District
SAYING 'FAREWELL' TO CASTLE DOME
This was what was waiting for me when I got back to the RV....
Someone who's not a happy camper!
However, this is also what unwanted visitors would see!
I hope you enjoyed the tour of Castle Dome City! It's a unique preservation of times gone by. The Armstrongs are to be commended for their attention to detail and dedication to an important time in America's history....the Wild, Wild West's history! If you are ever in this area, this is a great hidden gem!
The next post will be where Nikko and I boondocked for five days....as usual, for FREE! :-)