Saturday, April 2, 2011

Strange housing

On another side trip to the town of Shoshone, Nv which is on the south boundary of Death Valley we came across a historic town by the name of Dublin.

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This little community was made up of different folks seeking a new life in Death Valley.  Some of them had been more well off than others but, they were all in the same boat by the time they had reached Death Valley.  The area had some springs for a water source and mud and rock washes and hills.  Seemed like a pretty good place to start a new town. So they made their homes in the sides of the mud hills and called that home.

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death Valley 027They even had a community outhouse a two-seater by the way.  Most of the cave homes had a fireplace and some had connecting rooms for the larger family.  One family had come here from England and had sold most of their belongings except for a sterling silver teapot, which they used every day to have tea time in front of their cave home.

death Valley 029Trash service wasn’t available so they just pitched everything into a pile in the front yard.  Some of the folks are buried across the road just up out of the wash a bit.

1 comment:

  1. Wish we had more time for sight seeing this trip. Maybe next year.