Risky Business: The Ghost Town of Kirwin – Main Street, Wyoming

Risky Business: The Ghost Town of Kirwin – Main Street, Wyoming

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  1. Too bad alot of these old town and properties,which were public land, were auctioned off in 2006 by the bush administration to oil and gas companies that just bull dozed them and dumped toxic drilling fluid out into the environment using the "halliburton loophole". Who knows what this current administration is going to do.

  2. Living in England I find this riveting, thanks!

  3. What a surprise. Totally off the charts awesome.

  4. @28:17
    The mother is right there.
    Orphaned indeed. They killed the mother and bearnapped the babies.

  5. What is it about city people who know nothing about the actual planet they're living on?

  6. no one else notice the swastika on the arm rest of the couch 33:34

  7. History is bunk !
    Said a yank.

  8. You completely forgot about the story about the people who used to survived off this land hundreds of years.they were removed forcibly. to have it destroyed by white man. now you have to have permission slip to hunt to walk on the same land that was free.

  9. A truly wonderful tribute and amazing look at bygone days that should never be forgotten! What a life lived by those pioneers . . .

  10. Oh Kyle McLachlan your voice is like butter. Diane ๐Ÿ–ฅ

  11. I kept hearing 'miner's in the brothel" as "minors" and boy does that make a difference!

  12. Too much bullsh.t and not to the point of ghost….50 min of crap..take it down

  13. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธMAGA!

  14. brilliant, well worth the time watching

  15. Great documentary thanks too the internet.THANX.

  16. Great video. Very interesting and informative. Thank you for posting.

  17. Yhank you for a Great film about Wyoming's History ! Good Job.I would love to visit !

  18. Dreamers, visionaries, artists "Risky Business" Karl a western-military horse rustle Eeeyha! Family man. Explorer. Love it. Great vid. What a life. ๐Ÿ˜†

  19. Buy it im out soon !

  20. Amelia Earhart & Fred Nunin, left from oakland ca, end of, howland island 1937 itaska ship 1930 hours, 1 k ft, khaqq, 2130 hrs lost, july 18 done sea recuse

  21. This is a terrific video by Wyoming PBS about a beautiful area of the country. Thank you Wyoming PBS!

  22. Beautiful country but way to cold

  23. I would like to get that water driven pump for electricity working again. What a great documentary on American history and no politics involved, just people living life.

  24. Terrific historical account of times past. Give credit to all those who had the interest and wherewithal to bring this film into the light. I enjoyed all of it.

  25. I love historical stories thanks for this

  26. Agree with wkh51's comment. Been associated with WY since 1961 adventure at Teton Valley Ranch Camp in Kelly, WY which experienced all sorts of natural disaster and bold history of Jim Bridger. The "native" men and women are adventurers and risk takers beyond description. Thank you Wyoming PBS.

  27. Enjoyed watching and learning. Give me some America West history. I have a picture of my grandparents waiting for cattle to pass on a Wyoming highway from the early 70s during one of their cross country trips from their home in Wilmington, Delaware. Their travels helped to continue my love of culture and history, culminating in a M.A. in history.

  28. Thanks to the people who put this interesting historical film together.
    I enjoyed it.

  29. what happens if I want to move into one of those buildings

  30. I have been to Kirwin…awesome place…thanks for all the history, great job

  31. Good observation on the swastika, Trevor. Hugh McElroy, you're right about the swastika being an old symbol, used by native Americans. has more information and states the swastika symbolized well-being in ancient societies, including those in India, China, Africa, native America, and Europe.

  32. A most interesting film about a part of the country I know little about.

  33. George Putnam published books and was a friend of Hemingway.

  34. C'mon, Soy Boy, get to the story.

  35. What bullshit….. they just happen to find two orphaned polar bears….. yeah right, which American Asshole orphaned them????

  36. This is who built America. Don't give it away to Mexicans. Build the wall. Empower ICE.

  37. Wow what all all the history in that little place beautiful

  38. LMAO…This was my first Solve for the Forrest Fenn Treasure!!!! I know so much about this area……

  39. Excellent documentary and will help secure history of this area a while longer. Hard working Americans who came before us sure lived a tough, rugged existence.

  40. I had to comment about the "orphaned" bear cubs. Orphaned? It first showed the mother will the cubs. Then they were orphaned? Hmmm.

  41. Stories of thieves who polluted plunder, murdered stole what never belong to them and theirs and therefore lost it. Every abandon place has an untold truth. Indians, Mexican, hmmm Mexican Indian..If your not an Aboriginal aka Indian then you are the true immigrant, like it or not.

  42. This is a marvelous video, Thanks so much. Wyoming is so beautiful. The history is rich, and the information about Amelia was amazing. I remember those Dude ranches that everyone wanted to go to.Also remember the furniture, it was made to last. I'd like to live there in that area. Beautiful country!

  43. About what you would expect from Wyoming PBS.

  44. Not enough on the town itself! Would have liked seeing all the buildings and more on the mines.

  45. Incredibly well done and I love the music ๐ŸŽธ

  46. The right soundtrack for this or any old mining town, ghost or not, is a piece by a band that formed out of The Grateful Dead called "The New Riders of the Purple Sage." The song, "Dirty Business." Not to be missed is the incredible steel guitar contribution by Jerry Garcia.

  47. Very well done! I really enjoyed this. Would love to see this place. Hello from Washington state on the Olympic Peninsula.

  48. Can I come live here?

  49. There is still a ton of gold there.

  50. Interesting nice video.

  51. I'm moving there , boogers stay out of my way. I mean it

  52. fix that fn generator

    the usa is going down
    time to get READY

  53. crap, a great story of courage and entrepreneurship ends with socialism, and "preservation" of some buildings that serve no purpose.

  54. What a beautiful and richly detailed piece, so well put together. Iโ€™ll be revisiting this, again and again. And again ~ Many thanks for the upload!

  55. Fantastic documentary. I'd love to go spend a month there…roughing it. Remoteness ๐Ÿค 

  56. Great Show! I'll see ya there!

  57. Very interesting document!

  58. I am so glad for this video. It's nice to see my Wyoming beauty again. Loved the Earhart part and the restoration efforts. Thank you.

  59. Ha, always crooks, slavery, greed, dirty politics, murder, drunks, whores, and the always made money with supplies and wheelbarrows.

  60. Back then a man was a man! What is going on now? Make me sick! GO TRUMP!!!!!!!!! Take an old fashion WOMEN any day!

  61. What a joke this is. Alot of old times, with talk, talk, talk, and some 100 year old blurred out pictures. I guess that is the best PBS can come up with.

  62. Very interesting, thanks. ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

  63. What happens when your usage plan sucks more than the people you stole it from.

  64. Reminds me if the dying small towns I've learned about where some are even paying people to move to them, including a beautiful one in Italy.

  65. What dose a foolish person habe to do rebuilding a old western town she dead in the past

  66. Just today I discovered your channel on YouTube. I subscribed. I love PBS programs. I began watching OPB as a native Portland Oregonian. The first video on your channel was about the Historical events of Kirwin, Wyoming. It was a double learning experience for me, regarding Kirwin and Amelia Earhart! I want to thank everyone involved in creating this heart warming video! In May of 1995 I drove from LaGrande, Oregon to Texas. We traveled through the southern region of Wyoming, fascinated by the Rolling waves, it's beauty and the remote feelings I was left with. I'll never forget the off roadside market we stopped at. The sun was setting, and bats were flying about just above us. That experience embedded an ever lasting pleasurable memory in my heart and soul. So did this video.

  67. Tough and AMERICAN folks. ๐Ÿ™‚

  68. At 52:00 "Stabilizing " as he called it is called "Arrested Decay" today.

  69. Wyoming PBS has some of the best video's on YouTube, thanks

  70. Living in an Arizona mining ghost town was a boyhood dream cone true

  71. Me and my wife want to move to Wyoming in 5 years love the country

  72. Start watching at 2:00 min.

  73. Awesome and beautiful

  74. Howโ€™s life in Wyoming?

  75. it's ironic that she is best remembered, for not making the trip successfully, rather than the ones she did compleet

  76. that's what native americans were trying to tell you, people come and go, only the land remains, so don't screw it up, or you lose it

  77. this was NOT a video but instead, still pictures scrolling by … very lame indeed

  78. Enjoyed this… Bit much on the aviator though… Must have been a sponsor thing…

  79. Interesting info

  80. I'd live there in a heartbeat if that was possible.

  81. 33:35, a big swastika on the couch's arm. It was a native symbol too. Of course, this is well before the Nazi's perverted it.

  82. Belly flops. Haven't heard that one in forty years.

  83. I got to say I didn't really want to watch this video but I'm glad I did. Well made

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  85. No mention at all how all these people worked on stolen land from the Native Americans.

  86. oops,I clicked on a PMS video..they do manage to mask their hatred of fly-over-state white people of Wyoming when nature is involved,sometimes.

  87. I wanna go there

  88. Capitalism is such a wonderful thing.

  89. Never donate to PBS, their libs.

  90. This is the history that should be learned in school , fictional of minorities , that is fake.

  91. Correction not fake history of minorities

  92. I was just through Mateesee last month if I would have known this was here would have loved to drive to it but not sure if the rental would have made it. Glad I watched this video just randomly popped up.

  93. Put the homeless there with all essentials in tiny homes off grid

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  95. Great job Wyoming PBS. Enjoy your shows so much!

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