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Kennicott Construction Co.

The Kennecott Mine was listed as a National Historic Landmark in 1986. The old buildings have certainly seen better days, but when I was last in Kennecott in 2007, the NPS had started to shore up some up some of the buildings. In the past four years, a lot of work had been done. The Park Service has moved into the recently renovated Company Store – Post Office building, and several smaller buildings are now occupied by Wrangell Air & some guide services.

I spent a lot of time crawling around the new cribbing under the buildings, and I went into a couple of smaller buildings that were under current renovation. For a history buff like myself, it was cool to see the work being done.

Now, it turns out I wasn’t as alone out there in the ghost town as I had originally thought. I knew that there were construction workers out at their camp … which included a motor home… and it would appear that someone was keeping an eye on me. When I had finally satisfied my construction curiosity, I went on about my hike around the historic buildings. A truck suddenly showed up, I waved to the driver and received a wave back. He then proceeded to go into every building that I looked into, and walk around all the cribbing that I had poked around earlier. Either he had very similar interests as myself, or he had been watching my every move, and wanted to make sure I hadn’t run off with a miter saw, or set plastic explosives under the cribbing.

I have to admit… it was a very nice miter saw, but I never laid a finger on it.

Flashback: Wyoming ’08

A few pics from that same roll of B&W that I shot driving north across Wyoming.

From the Lost & Found File

I had forgotten about a roll of B&W that I was shooting through the Nikon. These go back to the ’08 Roadtrip in the Chevy, from Knoxville, Iowa to Fairbanks. That trip, actually, contained one of my better (B)Logs, back in the J/S days, before The Great Crash.

An old Iowa farm house that I believe sits along the route to Corydon, where I did a flooring job.