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Burke was a silver, lead, and zinc mining town founded in 1886.  The canyon was so narrow that there was once a hotel where the street, creek, and railroad tracks all ran through the lobby.  Mining ceased in 1981, leaving the biggest ghost town buildings I have ever seen.  There have been a couple of attempts to reopen one of the mines since then.  In 2013 we were able to get inside the fenced compound, thanks to a local resident who once worked in one of the mines.
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