An eerie ghost town/camp in the heart of Death Valley

Pete Agueberry came Death Valley in 1905. After a legal battle, Pete gained control of the Eureka Mine in 1909. He worked the mine alone for nearly 40 years before his death. The original cabin that Pete lived in is still on the site. The buildings in the front were built in the 1940's as guest houses. These buildings seem to have more items intact. One building still has a water heater and old style ice box. To the left of the complex is an old abandon car and a mine adit.I arrived late in the day and had the place to myself. This is a great time of day to experience this type of place. It allows your imagination to run without distraction.There is a trail that leads over to the Eureka Mine or you can just drive over as it is the next stop of the road.

Directions: Driving south on Emigrant Canyon rd, take the second left turn. Two miles down the road is Aguerberry Camp on the right.

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