The road is rough in some parts, but is definitely drivable for an ordinary vehicle.
I reached the town of Vicksburg first, which has a fenced
off area with restored buildings, horse buggies and other items.
In its heyday, Vicksburg had approximately 500 residents.
Although there are no year-round residents, many of the buildings that remain standing
are privately owned.
A bench had a touching tribute to Margaret McGowan Wallace (1906-1989),
a life long resident of Vicksburg. I am sure she must have been a tough woman
to have lived in this isolated canyon for all of her life!
The original tram drum from the nearby Fortune Mine. Amazing!
Four miles west of Vicksburg is its neighboring town, Winfield. This was another once-bustling mining town.
The Ball Cabin is very interesting building that served
as a private residence. I got a good photo of the restored inside which gives a good
picture of how people lived in the mining era.
A sign gave information about Winfield. From everything I have heard and read, Winfield reached
a population of 1,500 during its busiest years.
The old schoolhouse of Winfield.
The scenery in Winfield is just beautiful, isn't it? :)