The village of Shoshone, CA
Mr. Ralph J. "Dad" Fairbanks (pictured) founded the small village of Shoshone, CS in 1910, as a stop on the Tidewater and Tonopah Railroad. The railroad ran from Ludlow, CA, east of Barstow, to Tonopah, NV, being dismantled by 1942. The town and railroad served the mining district in or near what would become Death Valley National Park. A few of the buildings in the town are from the original founding of the village. The town is still owned by a descendant of Dad Fairbanks, who runs the Old West Days each November, in the village. My gallery contains a sample of my visit to the 2012 celebration; please take a trip and enjoy their celebration. Visit Gallery
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