Day 128

Burke, ID

August 1st, 2010

A (mostly) ghost town


  1. Blistery Bob says:

    Looks like it was a prosperous place at one time…

  2. Candice In Alabama says:

    Was this the ONLY building?

  3. deanna valenti meyer says:

    That was a pretty building in it’s day…just look at the interesting molding on the top!

    • Candice In Alabama says:

      Thanks deanna, for pointing out the molding – I was checking out the “dichroric looking” glass on the top two windows.

  4. Blistery Bob says:

    Hope you got to meet some of the holdouts that still live in the area. If the mine is closed how do people there make a living for themselves? Forestry? Guiding fishing and hunting trips?

  5. Jim in AR via MN says:

    Seems to be some curtains in the window???…

  6. Jim in AR via MN says:

    Do bears “do” window treatments???…

  7. Janine says:

    Cool! I mean, it sucks for the town, but I love ghost towns. ;o)

  8. Adis says:

    Somehow reminds me of my Lithuania, partially ;)

  9. Big Scott says:

    Thats the old school house in the town of Burke, Someone Restoring it & lives in it Now.

    • Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

      Really?? Living in it?? How? It hardly seems possible but can’t tell to much from just this one picture. Thanks Big Scott for the local insight and input. You rock!

  10. Lori from Calif. says:

    Mostly ghostly but there is a Wikipedia entry for it – no idea how many people live here now:,_Idaho

  11. carol says:

    I love history and ghost towns, so I am having a hard time leaving this location…… miles of smiles Matt Man !

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