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There is something about this town that while walking the streets and touring the building that takes me back to a long ago time. It gives a nice cross section of how a whole town lived from the palace like main house of the main suppervisor, to the smaller homes of company officers, Then the smaller duplexes of other company homes. When reading the exibits in the small museum it is easy to put yourself in the place of the hard working men that were dependent on the town to feed their family's. When the furnace was running there was plenty of work, but when it was down for repairs a lot of people were scrambling to feed their family's. Another feature that they have pictures of but is gone is the two story outhouse that was outside the motel. Also as you go through the opera house you can think back to a simpler time when for entertainment you had to do something other then turning on a TV. I can see in my mind the shows and dances that happened here.
Now that this is a State park there is a semi-modern campground (pit toliets and electric hook-ups) A short hike to a swimming beach and boat launch, and in the middle of the old town the dock provides tie -ups for transit boaters durning the boating season. I look forward to returning with one of my boats next summer.