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Fri Jan 11, 2013, 09:31 PM

New Mixcloud project from yours truly - ever wanted to visit a Texas ghost town?

True, I've posted lots of pictures and notes from my visits to Texas ghost towns on my personal blog, but I've never shared the sounds that one might encounter in a ghost town - until now.

I've interspersed field recordings from one of my forays with music that evokes the feelings I experienced when discovering this town. Click here to listen on Mixcloud - I think you'll enjoy it.

And for you DU newbies out there, be sure to listen to my other mixes!

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Reply New Mixcloud project from yours truly - ever wanted to visit a Texas ghost town? (Original post)
derby378 Jan 2013 OP
derby378 Jan 2013 #1
JanMichael Jan 2013 #2
derby378 Jan 2013 #9
northoftheborder Jan 2013 #3
derby378 Jan 2013 #6
northoftheborder Jan 2013 #10
Joe Shlabotnik Jan 2013 #4
derby378 Jan 2013 #7
Major Nikon Jan 2013 #5
derby378 Jan 2013 #8

Response to derby378 (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 09:53 PM

1. K&R (n/t)

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Response to derby378 (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 11:00 PM

2. amazing photos

Bookmarked; thanks for sharing

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Response to JanMichael (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 03:55 PM

9. Glad you liked them! I'm happy they turned out so well. (n/t)

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Response to derby378 (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 11:25 PM

3. Love the music.

Where is Gilliland? Is that name derived from Welsh/Irish, do you know?

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 03:48 PM

6. Gilliland is in Knox County, about an hour southeast of the Panhandle proper

It's about 4.5 hours northwest of Dallas if going by car. I know the town was named after a judge, but as for the word's Welsh/Irish origins, that would be the best guess I could come up with.

Glad you liked the music! I hope to do it again sometime soon. One of these days, I would love to set foot in Centralia, PA.

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Response to derby378 (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 06:31 PM

10. I was born in Knox City, which I suppose is in Knox county. Wonder if Knox City is still there.

My grandmother lived there several years, and my parents were visiting her in the summmer when I was born. I've never been back - too far north. I don't care for the Panhandle part of Texas.

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Response to derby378 (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:54 AM

4. Interesting site.

Well done. Made me think of 2 things: Texas Chainsaw Massacre and rattlesnakes.

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Response to Joe Shlabotnik (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 03:53 PM

7. ROFL!

I was especially concerned about rattlesnakes - I didn't see or hear any, but at times I was afraid I'd step through a weakened floorboard and find myself knee-deep in a den of angry diamondbacks. The nearest thing to Gilliland resembling a hospital is 20 miles away, too, so no stupid chances this time around.

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Response to derby378 (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 01:30 AM

5. Texas also has a few ghost airports

The military built quite a few airports in Texas during WWII (and some during WWI) that were subsequently abandoned after the war. You can still see the outline of the runways from the air for some of them. If you're ever in the Big Bend area, Maverick County airport near Eagles Pass is kinda interesting. The airport is not abandoned, but the old miltary hangars are. Inside the small terminal building they have pictures of the airport and hangers as they were during WWII.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 03:54 PM

8. Good to know, thanks for sharing! (n/t)

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