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Old 10-19-2010, 06:19 PM   #16
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Two ghost towns are close to each other and easy to get to. A modern car could get to one without scraping the oil pan. One still has a few residents. Not mentioned on either list above.

The other group of towns are harder to get to. I haven't been to all of them yet. Only one is listed above. It's fairly easy to get to, the others aren't.
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Old 10-19-2010, 06:57 PM   #17
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Two ghost towns are close to each other and easy to get to. A modern car could get to one without scraping the oil pan. One still has a few residents. Not mentioned on either list above.

The other group of towns are harder to get to. I haven't been to all of them yet. Only one is listed above. It's fairly easy to get to, the others aren't.
Sounds like we will get to see some good ones, then. Those NWA Arkansas boys might have to tag along with us.
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:15 PM   #18
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Mallettown on that list is not a 'ghost town'
There is still maybe 100 people there.
Its only about 5 miles from the house.
The sad part of Arkansas ghost towns of any age
is that they was often salvage and dismantled for
the usable lumber for other purposes.
A price example of this was Pinnacle Springs south
of Guy. There is literally nothing left there today
to ever suggest a town was there.
It was actually a resort type place at the
time it was built.
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:58 PM   #19
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Best Ghost towns are in AZ, NM, & CO anyway....

But we do strive to make your ride enjoyable here in AR....
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Old 10-19-2010, 08:08 PM   #20
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AR ghost towns were mostly associated with lumber or mining. If you want to find them, hit your local library and check out some books.

I still want to ride all or most of the original southwest trail/military road/government road. Lunch at Old Washington State Park and back home.

Haven't ridden across a 50' high RR trestle in over a month.

Did an all day street ride last Saturday. 7,27,341,14,263,66 and a few others. Lunch at Cody's was good.
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Old 10-19-2010, 08:12 PM   #21
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Dragon43, I really hope you make a ride with me soon. I saw your 500 for sale 1/2 mile up the road. I almost bought it, but I've reached my personal limit for carbs and batteries. Another bike can't come in until one leaves.
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Old 10-19-2010, 08:35 PM   #22
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Hello from my sunny work desk.. When you guys decide to ride, let me know, I may beg for a day off..
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Old 10-19-2010, 08:49 PM   #23
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12 on and 2 off is my reality. Sometimes it's 19 on and 2 off.
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Old 10-20-2010, 07:04 AM   #24
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With this thread to help spur interest and information I hope that those of us in this area will get together more and ride around here more.
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Old 10-20-2010, 07:45 AM   #25
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With this thread to help spur interest and information I hope that those of us in this area will get together more and ride around here more.
This.
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Old 10-20-2010, 08:29 AM   #26
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Ive got relatives in the Benton/Bauxite area, did some fishing, exploring, and wading in the saline river down there a long long time ago. I recall some area near Crows arkansas with a cave? maybe that was the upper saline river.

and then the Fuche Lafave river, caught the biggest smalmouth of my life there on fly tackle..

they were wonderful places as I remember them from childhood.

seemed like a million miles of old dirt roads back then, Id certainly like to do some more exploring all over that area.
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Old 10-20-2010, 08:50 AM   #27
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You and all the rest know where I live, got a big tent if you don't like the couch, reasonable motel on the mountain, park camping & cabins, nice bathrooms & showers, swimmin in the summer for the kids, Travis knows, the park is where I first met him....

I have a shop we can hang in and lie about riding..... Reminds me, I need to hook up the little fridge and see if it works so there will be a cool place for your beverages....
I need more room for my diet cola's anyway....

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Ive got relatives in the Benton/Bauxite area, did some fishing, exploring, and wading in the saline river down there a long long time ago. I recall some area near Crows arkansas with a cave? maybe that was the upper saline river.

and then the Fuche Lafave river, caught the biggest smalmouth of my life there on fly tackle..

they were wonderful places as I remember them from childhood.

seemed like a million miles of old dirt roads back then, Id certainly like to do some more exploring all over that area.
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Old 10-20-2010, 09:06 AM   #28
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My grandfolks still live in Benton, I need to go visit them more often!
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Old 10-20-2010, 09:07 AM   #29
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You and all the rest know where I live, got a big tent if you don't like the couch, reasonable motel on the mountain, park camping & cabins, nice bathrooms & showers, swimmin in the summer for the kids, Travis knows, the park is where I first met him....

I have a shop we can hang in and lie about riding..... Reminds me, I need to hook up the little fridge and see if it works so there will be a cool place for your beverages....

I need more room for my diet cola's anyway....
Gus, would you please send me your address?

Thanks... nlp
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Old 10-20-2010, 11:10 AM   #30
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Gus, would you please send me your address?

Thanks... nlp
Yes, please, me too. I look forward to visiting.
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