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Re: Illinois Ghost Towns
Posted by: Charles B
Date: February 15, 2013 05:03PM
I'll keep trying to dig up more of them for you Larry. I have to pull out some of the old maps. It is amazing how many of these towns there are. I just found 10 for sure and maybe as many 21 in Clinton County, Pa.

Too many towns.....too little time to hunt them.
I'll keep finding them if you guys will hunt them and send us some pictures.

Re: Illinois Ghost Towns
Posted by: Diggin' 4 Silver
Date: February 16, 2013 07:30PM
Whoo Hoo!!:cheers:



Best finds to date: 1872 Shield Nickel & 1863 Indian Head Cent
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Re: Illinois Ghost Towns
Posted by: Charles B
Date: February 20, 2013 09:35PM
CAIRO




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Re: Illinois Ghost Towns
Posted by: Larry (IL)
Date: February 21, 2013 09:13AM
It is really a shame to see a town deteriorate like that but it looks prime for detecting. Cairo was a major activity center during the Civil war as well.



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Re: Illinois Ghost Towns
Posted by: Diggin' 4 Silver
Date: February 21, 2013 01:07PM
Oh yeah Larry....we are definitely going to have to go to Cairo!! :cheers:



Best finds to date: 1872 Shield Nickel & 1863 Indian Head Cent
:garrett: Ace 250
:garrett: Pro Pointer
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Re: Illinois Ghost Towns
Posted by: Larry (IL)
Date: February 21, 2013 01:24PM
I would if it was closer, that is a long drive, but you are closer than I am Boyd. There was a lot of Union troop movement, camps and warship building in Cairo. A lot of interesting reading on Cairo during the Civil War, just google.



Bells and whistles are nice, but nothing will substitute for the basic understanding of the hobby.

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Re: Illinois Ghost Towns
Posted by: Prep1957
Date: May 26, 2013 10:54PM
I do not think the people of Little Rock and Baker know they are Ghost town yet but I have found a lot of old coins at both locations plenty left have not hunted there in over 20 years.Gould Town would be good was a ghost town by 1880 Wild Bill would practice there before he became famous.

Re: Illinois Ghost Towns
Posted by: TheMechanic
Date: August 19, 2013 08:02PM
Anyone know of any ghost towns or really good places to hunt near Pekin/Peoria in Tazewell county? I heard there was a town S of Pekin on Towerline where it meets Townline. Nothing but farm fields now.

Re: Illinois Ghost Towns
Posted by: Robert2300
Date: November 24, 2013 01:22PM
Cairo you say?
There is a Cairo here in Indiana right up the road
from Fincastle. Nothing there I'm afraid. Never was much
of a town. A couple old houses and a hardware store. Was
built in the mid to late 1800's.
Robt2300

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Re: Illinois Ghost Towns
Posted by: Yosikuma1978
Date: May 27, 2014 03:17PM
Hi there! An Illinois guy here who just discovered this forum. I have a thing for ghost towns -- a shame I seemingly live in the wrong state!

It's a great list on here. Are there remnants still at any of these locales?? Are there groups that go exploring in this area?

I would love more information!

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Re: Illinois Ghost Towns
Posted by: Yosikuma1978
Date: May 28, 2014 12:39PM
Although, I HAVE been to both Vishnu Springs and Cairo, both fascinating spots.

Cairo photo album: Cairo album on Flickr
Vishnu Springs album: Vishnu Springs album on Flickr

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