Panamint City: A Ghost Town Lost in Time

Item

Title

Panamint City: A Ghost Town Lost in Time

Description

Nestled in a valley in the Panamint Mountain Range, Panamint City was once a bustling town during the California Gold Rush. In 1876, a flash flood roared through the valley and washed out most of the town. Though numerous attempts have been made to reestablish mining operations, in 1983, another flash flood wiped away roads to the bedrock, making the city permanently inaccessible to vehicles. In spring 2018, I backpacked to the ghost town and cataloged its current condition. I hope that by viewing these pictures, people think about the fragility of human settlement classical conflict of "man versus nature".

Type

Artwork

Subject

ESPM 50 Creative Projects

Creator

Pariser, Isaac

Publisher/Uploader

ESPM 50

Upload Date/Date Issued

2019-05-07T01:08:53Z

Content License

Unknown

Identifier

18SP_AC6299E2

Medium

Card stock.

Extent

9 (5 x 7.5 ) size photos