Tuesday, December 1, 2015
The Valley of Achor
It is, for now, a mystery as to why a town of this size just disappeared, but one I am eager to solve!
I drove out to the area on November 28 to have a look around and see if there were any signs of this little town anywhere.
Of course there is. The first indication of its existance is the church, a building that may have been built as early as 1866.
So I ventured on up the road at a slow pace, hoping to see the remians of some other old buildings.To my dismay, the whole area has been mined. If there was any building remains, they are long goine. Perhaps the cut stone that was used to decorate the golf course below was part of Achor.
At any rate, I was about to give up when I saw the bridge.
No one has traveled this road for decades, but I could imagine men on horseback and families in horse drawn carriages entering that archway and disappearing into time!
The front has been pushed in with a pile of dirt.
Still, here it is!