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Walhalla once was a town of 5,000 people. That was in the late 1800s when gold was discovered and a mine dug. As the gold ran out the town shrank. Today there are some twenty or so residents, and only a handful of surviving buildings. Just up the street you can see the Mechanics Institute and Public Library which is one of them.

Whist the town has shrunk the surrounding forest has grown. When mining was in full swing the surrounding hills were completely denuded of trees, burnt to power the mine. You'd never know it today.

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Additional Photos by Stephen Harnett (SteveH) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 407 W: 101 N: 1297] (8220)
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