An Old Mining Town

Anna, CathyJo, Sarah, and Mary

On Thursday, our friends took us to a little “city” up in the Owyhee Mountains. Dad and Christopher stayed behind (sadly, Dad would have enjoyed coming, but working on his sessions took top priority).

You couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day. The surrounding countryside, covered with trees (including aspen), the mountains, the crisp blue skies with puffy clouds were just like Colorado. Thank You, Lord!

An old abandoned house!
Taking a break on our way up to Silver City, and we did some photos. Here's a running shot.
Entering Silver City, Idaho
Part of the town
Anna and Mary
The little town has a working hotel, with no electricity :-).
An old barn.
A picture-perfect day (truly!)
Looking inside the drugstore, which is being worked on. The only two buildings open to the public are the hotel/restaurant and a small gift shop.
Signs of the past...
Picture time.
Because of how much snow they receive in the winter, the buildings are struggling.
Situated on a mountain side.
My other buddy photographer :-).
The school building
The guys had hiked up a little ways, and then they called down and asked if they were at the top yet. Mr. D. was calling back...
At one point, the guys had stopped, so with my zoom lens, I was able to take their picture.
Mrs. D. and I had fun with pictures (she loves to take them), so we did a little off-trail hiking for pictures while we waited for the guys to come back.
Three Maxwell Brothers
Our view on the way back down.

We’ll be reporting on the conference in the next day or two!


“Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all” (1 Chronicles 29:11).

8 thoughts on “An Old Mining Town”

  1. I love the pictures. I love the hotel with no electricity–how fun to stay there. I just told Mr. Roll about your adventure and showed him the pictures and we think it might be a fun trip to make one of these days.

    I hope all went well with your weekend conference–we have kept yu in our prayers.

    Blessings, Mrs. Mari

  2. I don’t know that I’ll ever have the opportunity to travel to see America, although I certainly would enjoy doing so. Thank you for posting such lovely pictures. May the Lord continue to bless your conferences on this trip.

    Mrs. R.

  3. Wow! It looks like you had a wonderful time! It’s amazing to see what God did, besides your own neighborhood!

  4. I really enjoy Silver City, Idaho. I have very fond memories of that place. I live in Nampa for 7 years and I love that area! Have fun!

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