Finally got out on a road trip! First one in a year, the poor motor home was feeling neglected!!! We traveled the first week with some friends into the Kootneys. There we came across Sandon Ghost Town.
Once a thriving community of 10,000, the prime mining area for silver, lead and zinc. After the discovery of galena ore in 1891, the city was incorporated in 1898, then by 1955 was largely abandoned after a major flood. The original city hall, fire station, and the oldest continuously operating hydro electric plant in Western Canada have been preserved.
The beautiful surroundings are a feast for a photographer!
The towns custodian is Hal Wright. He has been in Sandon for 20+ years. If you have ever been there you will have noticed the buses….8 vintage Brill Trolleys from Vancouver, taken out of commission in the mid 1980’s.
He stores them on the property in the hope that someone will want to revive them and once again have them running, in a historical fashion. They still have their street names from their days in Vancouver!
From here we headed towards Nelson BC and were lucky enough to be there for a vintage car Show and Shine! Next installment!
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