street sign in the wild west

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Spotted this "1 ST NW" street sign in Darwin, an interesting "Ghost Town" in the desert, near Death Valley (Califoirnia)

It seems to be a local tradition to attach teakettles to road signs in this area.­

There are still about 45 people living in this old mining town, including a couple of colorful French nationals.­

Darwin is a ghost town that is still inhabited by a few artists and people who enjoy solitude in this remote desert community which is probably the last place in the US with only 28.­8K internet access via modem!

For more information about Darwin, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Darwin,_­California.

This photo was processed in True Tone HDR (TTHDR) from a single RAW exposure.­

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319-333 2nd Ave, Darwin, CA 93522, USA