Ghost Town Alta

by Marsha October. 16, 2019 197 views

In a remote area of the San Juan Mountains near Telluride is what’s left of the gold mining town of Alta. But Alta has even more of a claim to fame because of three famous scientists who set up shop there for awhile, Nicola Tesla, George Westinghouse, and L.L. Nunn (See more about their work there on the plaque, last photo).

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Buster Bruce 4 months ago

Great images, great narrative Marsha

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Antonio Gil 4 months ago

Another cool post. There is a movie coming out soon about Nicola Tesla, George Westinghouse and Thomas Edison and the fight over alternating or direct current. Edison lost the battle

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Marsha Replied to Antonio Gil 4 months ago

Sounds interesting. Tesla has always fascinated me. When we drove up that long, bumpy, rocky road to Alta I had no idea he was connected to the place. Zoomed in on the info plaque from behind a fence cause I couldn’t read it from afar. Glad I did!

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Stefan Puffer 4 months ago

Nicely done...they're all wonderful but that first one....WOW!  I love ghost towns.  Thanks for sharing.

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Marsha Replied to Stefan Puffer 4 months ago was great fun going up there!

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