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  1. Too bad alot of these old town and properties,which were public land, were auctioned off in 2006 by the bush administration to oil and gas companies that just bull dozed them and dumped toxic drilling fluid out into the environment using the "halliburton loophole". Who knows what this current administration is going to do.

  2. You completely forgot about the story about the people who used to survived off this land hundreds of years.they were removed forcibly. to have it destroyed by white man. now you have to have permission slip to hunt to walk on the same land that was free.

  3. A truly wonderful tribute and amazing look at bygone days that should never be forgotten! What a life lived by those pioneers . . .

  4. Dreamers, visionaries, artists "Risky Business" Karl a western-military horse rustle Eeeyha! Family man. Explorer. Love it. Great vid. What a life. ๐Ÿ˜†

  5. Amelia Earhart & Fred Nunin, left from oakland ca, end of, howland island 1937 itaska ship 1930 hours, 1 k ft, khaqq, 2130 hrs lost, july 18 done sea recuse

  6. I would like to get that water driven pump for electricity working again. What a great documentary on American history and no politics involved, just people living life.

  7. Terrific historical account of times past. Give credit to all those who had the interest and wherewithal to bring this film into the light. I enjoyed all of it.

  8. Agree with wkh51's comment. Been associated with WY since 1961 adventure at Teton Valley Ranch Camp in Kelly, WY which experienced all sorts of natural disaster and bold history of Jim Bridger. The "native" men and women are adventurers and risk takers beyond description. Thank you Wyoming PBS.

  9. Enjoyed watching and learning. Give me some America West history. I have a picture of my grandparents waiting for cattle to pass on a Wyoming highway from the early 70s during one of their cross country trips from their home in Wilmington, Delaware. Their travels helped to continue my love of culture and history, culminating in a M.A. in history.

  10. Good observation on the swastika, Trevor. Hugh McElroy, you're right about the swastika being an old symbol, used by native Americans. has more information and states the swastika symbolized well-being in ancient societies, including those in India, China, Africa, native America, and Europe.

  11. What bullshit….. they just happen to find two orphaned polar bears….. yeah right, which American Asshole orphaned them????

  12. Excellent documentary and will help secure history of this area a while longer. Hard working Americans who came before us sure lived a tough, rugged existence.

  13. I had to comment about the "orphaned" bear cubs. Orphaned? It first showed the mother will the cubs. Then they were orphaned? Hmmm.

  14. Stories of thieves who polluted plunder, murdered stole what never belong to them and theirs and therefore lost it. Every abandon place has an untold truth. Indians, Mexican, hmmm Mexican Indian..If your not an Aboriginal aka Indian then you are the true immigrant, like it or not.

  15. This is a marvelous video, Thanks so much. Wyoming is so beautiful. The history is rich, and the information about Amelia was amazing. I remember those Dude ranches that everyone wanted to go to.Also remember the furniture, it was made to last. I'd like to live there in that area. Beautiful country!

  16. The right soundtrack for this or any old mining town, ghost or not, is a piece by a band that formed out of The Grateful Dead called "The New Riders of the Purple Sage." The song, "Dirty Business." Not to be missed is the incredible steel guitar contribution by Jerry Garcia.

  17. crap, a great story of courage and entrepreneurship ends with socialism, and "preservation" of some buildings that serve no purpose.

  18. What a beautiful and richly detailed piece, so well put together. Iโ€™ll be revisiting this, again and again. And again ~ Many thanks for the upload!

  19. I am so glad for this video. It's nice to see my Wyoming beauty again. Loved the Earhart part and the restoration efforts. Thank you.

  20. Ha, always crooks, slavery, greed, dirty politics, murder, drunks, whores, and the always made money with supplies and wheelbarrows.

  21. What a joke this is. Alot of old times, with talk, talk, talk, and some 100 year old blurred out pictures. I guess that is the best PBS can come up with.

  22. Reminds me if the dying small towns I've learned about where some are even paying people to move to them, including a beautiful one in Italy.

  23. Just today I discovered your channel on YouTube. I subscribed. I love PBS programs. I began watching OPB as a native Portland Oregonian. The first video on your channel was about the Historical events of Kirwin, Wyoming. It was a double learning experience for me, regarding Kirwin and Amelia Earhart! I want to thank everyone involved in creating this heart warming video! In May of 1995 I drove from LaGrande, Oregon to Texas. We traveled through the southern region of Wyoming, fascinated by the Rolling waves, it's beauty and the remote feelings I was left with. I'll never forget the off roadside market we stopped at. The sun was setting, and bats were flying about just above us. That experience embedded an ever lasting pleasurable memory in my heart and soul. So did this video.

  24. it's ironic that she is best remembered, for not making the trip successfully, rather than the ones she did compleet

  25. that's what native americans were trying to tell you, people come and go, only the land remains, so don't screw it up, or you lose it

  26. 33:35, a big swastika on the couch's arm. It was a native symbol too. Of course, this is well before the Nazi's perverted it.

  27. oops,I clicked on a PMS video..they do manage to mask their hatred of fly-over-state white people of Wyoming when nature is involved,sometimes.

  28. I was just through Mateesee last month if I would have known this was here would have loved to drive to it but not sure if the rental would have made it. Glad I watched this video just randomly popped up.

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