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Our next stop after Fowlers Gap was the little old mining town of Silverton. Some call it a ghost town but it does have a population of 50. It is west of Broken Hill.
Its story began in 1875 when silver was found and the town boomed for a while reaching 3,000 people and a railway connection. The silver didn't last long and the discovery of good ore reserves in Broken Hill lead to its decline.
In the early days most houses where just roof timber frames and canvas so most have long gone leaving the more substantial stone public buildings and just a few houses.
The main photo shows the 2 remaining churches with the rear one being still in use.
In the WS you'll find a ruined stone house complete with abandoned cars. You'll also find the old council chambers from the days when Silverton was much bigger.
Tomorrow I'll tell and show you what Silverton has been most famous for in recent years.

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Additional Photos by Ian Fegent (ifege) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4217 W: 102 N: 11898] (49363)
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