After doing my research the other night on the Poston camps, we set out to find the ruins of Camp Poston Number 1. And we found it:
We could not get into the fenced area and once we saw the main road blocked by dirt piles, we figured we better not trespass out of respect for the project underway to restore many of the building as well as the stories and memories of this time. Here is the link with more information: http://postonupdates.blogspot.com/
From there we made a scenic drive back to Earp over the Colorado River:
If you look at the above pictures, one side of the river is farmland and the other is desert – amazing!
And we stopped in Earp, California to do a cache by these ruins (could not find out anything about them – sorry):
Did you know Earp, California was named in honor of Wyatt Earp? In 1906 Wyatt Earp and his third wife, Josie came to Vidal (close to Earp) and filed more than 100 mining claims in the area. Earp (formerly known as Drennan) was the site of some of those claims and in 1930 when the post office was established, the settlement was renamed Earp in Wyatt Earp’s honor. Very interesting!
This evening we enjoyed a great steak dinner at the club house – yum!