This morning we headed up the road about five miles to Tumco Historic Town site. The remains of an old gold mining town that basically shut down in 1914, there isn't much left of the town that once had a population of 500.
The first thing that caught our eyes was the remains of four huge cyanide vats
I was thinking about my dad as we walked around the site, how he would have been so interested in
this old town, he was always interested in mining, I guess it was in his blood, his grandmother was the sister of Noah Timmons who developed the Hollinger gold mine in Ontario. I remember a magazine called the Northern Miner coming monthly to the house.
We spent the rest of the day sitting outside reading, enjoying the warm weather, tonight is the peak of the Germinid Meteor Shower, so we will be outside again tonight, we have seen some beautiful meteors the last couple of nights.