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April 12, 2008 at 6:24 am
I just read your most recent article in the Tooele Transcript titled “Afternoon at Grantsville Reservoir yields more than fish”. I’m new to the area. My wife and I just moved here from Southern California. So far I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your articles and I can’t wait to start exploring some of the areas you write about. In regards to your lack of luck in fishing, I have grown up fishing and I’m quite skilled at it. One of the most enjoyable parts of fishing for me is sharing with other people. I have shared my knowledge and skills with many people in the past and it is so rewarding to watch someone catch a fish using information I have shared with them. As a thank you for all the wonderful information you have shared through your articles I would love to spend a day fishing with you, sharing my knowledge and skills with you. I have faith that we can get you and your kids catching some fish. How would you like to write an article about a successful fishing trip? Let me know if you are interested and thank you again for the wonderful articles. Keep up the great work.
June 6, 2008 at 8:58 pm
Hi, my name is Conor, and I work out at the Saltair in both the gift shop and during concerts. I’m glad you had a good time and just wanted to invite you in for a chat. Long live the Lake!
July 7, 2008 at 5:27 pm
Clint, thought you might want to check out http://www.expeditionutah.com It is dedicated to exploring Utah.
July 16, 2008 at 4:46 pm
Hello, Clint. I read the article today about ghost towns in USA TODAY and was most intrigued! When I go to http://www.clintthomsen.com/, there is nothing there. Do I have the wrong URL?
Can you recommend any books about ghost towning?
Thanks so much.
July 16, 2008 at 6:16 pm
Stephanie, thanks for stopping by!
Unfortunately I don’t own the http://www.clintthomsen.com domain. Right now, this is my only home on the Web.
Regarding books on ghost towning, it depends on what you’re looking for. There are no general books on the hobby that I know of. There are also no real satisfactory book on ghost towns in general.
There are many excellent books on ghost towns in certain regions, or pertaining to certain historical events and eras.
For example, Stephen Carr’s Historical Guide to Utah Ghost Towns is an excellent work on ghost towns in Utah, but wouldn’t do you much good if you live in Florida.
I would probably be able to recommend a good book based on your particular state.
August 14, 2008 at 12:09 pm
I was interested by the mention of you in the AP article on ghost towns. As both a former Tooelean AND a “ghost”,i.e. one-time resident of what is now a ghost town (Darwin Mines, CA), I thought I’d give you a shout. Come to think of it, any discussion of lost history and landscape in Tooele Valley would have to include the once-desolate Millpond area that became Stansbury Park!
One other note of interest- I live in rural New England, and the woods are full of the stone cellar holes of abandoned villages, left to die when the residents moved west or to the factory cities. Many a township had more people 200 years ago than now. Even Massachusetts and Connecticut have ghost towns of a sort.
August 15, 2008 at 7:51 am
I read Heather Clark’s article in the San Diego Union Tribune on Aug. 10th. It got me thinking about ghost towns again. I’m a healthy old lady (77) and still like the outdoors. At this time I don’t have access to off-road places but I like to read about them.
August 19, 2008 at 4:39 pm
Thanks for the comment, Gracie. Pretty name, by the way. I hope I can write more interesting ghost town articles for you to read.
August 19, 2008 at 4:48 pm
Right on! I live not far from the grist mill, and technically the land my house sits on was part of E.T. City (I’m told it was on land that was a turkey farm). Stansbury Park is now more populated than Grantsville, which means this is the second time that Stansbury (then E.T. City/Richville) has been the second most populated place in the county!
I’d love to explore some of those old places in New England. Talk about saturated with history! That’s one of the places I truly have never really explored at all. Thanks for the comment.
September 24, 2008 at 9:59 pm
Just a quick note to thank you for writing about your recent visit to White Rocks. Thanks for sharing the beauty of our Great Basin with your readers. Keep up the great work.
State Planning Coordinator
Office of Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr.
February 2, 2010 at 4:12 am
Great article on Salt Air. I’m looking for someone that can tell me what the colors were on the Salt Air II roofs and buildings. I would like to do a large scale painting – all of the photos are black and white of course and the postcards that I’ve seen are of the first Salt Air. Any information would be great
May 17, 2010 at 2:33 am
Just read your article on geocaching and it is great. I have been geocaching for over two years. caches from UT, ID. MT, NV, AZ, WY and Canada have been found. My grandchildren love to go with me. Most of my caches are at Bear Lake. Thanks for your interesting articles. I have read several of them.
Say hi to Ming.
June 19, 2010 at 6:44 am
I have a group of large investors interested in building a major resort back on the Great Salt Lake like unto the second Saltair plus run a high speed train out there plus one to tour most of the lake. Although this group needs full sets of architectural drawing of Saltair that was rebuild in 1925. Plus a history of the resort under the ownership of Howell, Cannon and Snow. Are you able to help us in this endevour.
April 1, 2013 at 4:38 pm
My name is Jennifer Johnson.
I am a graduate student at the University of Utah. We are researching the
Carr Fork wildlife preserve.
I read your article about the Smelter Road Trail from a few years ago. Wondered if you might
have any additional PHOTOS or INSIGHTS about that area, any other hikes,
key landmarks, etc.
This is a project which needs to be completed in the next two weeks. I
would appreciate your timely help.
April 15, 2013 at 9:33 pm
My name is Jennifer Musser (not to be confused with the Jennifer above). I am an anthropology undergraduate student from Weber State University. I am doing a research project on the Saltair palace progression throughout space and time. I am researching what the material culture was of the ongoing times, the progression of the Saltair in competition with Lagoon, and finally the progression of the Saltair with the many fluctuations of the Great Salt Lake.
I have many pictures of myself and my family with the burnt out car 502 and the substation building that used to live nearby, but I am wondering if I might have your permission to use some of your other 502 pictures on your blog. Please email me, as it is much easier to catch me by email than by the phone.
December 27, 2014 at 6:54 pm
I assume the name Bonneville marine places you in the NW near the Columbia River. If so, hope you seen the arrow between Glendale Oregon and I-5 at the summit of Stage Road Pass.
November 24, 2015 at 10:50 pm
I can’t seem to be ablr to get ahold of the Bug House, I would like permission fot the dugway geobeds. Can you help ?
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