On The Road Again! Forgotten towns……..

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.

Sandon, BC 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.

Sandon, BC Ghost Town

Sandon, BC Ghost Town

Sandon, BC Ghost Town

The beautiful surroundings are a feast for a photographer!

Sandon, BC Ghost Town Sandon, BC Ghost Town Sandon, BC Ghost Town Sandon, BC Ghost Town Sandon, BC Ghost Town

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.

Sandon, BC Ghost Town

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!

Thanks for your comments!

Until next time……..

6 thoughts on “On The Road Again! Forgotten towns……..

  1. wendy6420 Post author

    Thanks so much John! We too have been there a few times now, I enjoy the refresher of the history, when we get busy we tend to forget how life was ‘back then’! Hard to imagine the population of the town in the relatively small space!

    Like

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s