ArticlesBlog Risky Business: The Ghost Town of Kirwin – Main Street, Wyoming September 13, 2019100 Related posts: Why Windows Phone Failed – And How They Could’ve Saved It The MBA Experience: Year One | London Business School WESTINGHOUSE (Full Documentary) | The Powerhouse Struggle of Patents & Business with Nikola Tesla Jordan Peterson – Funny Story about Dealing with a Dangerous Alcoholic Neighbor Related tags : absoroka mountains and ghost town Kirwin Main Street Wyoming miners Mining mining camp the was Wyoming WyomingPBS Post navigation Previous Article [Your Sharing Economy App] Dealing with toxicity Next Article World’s Most Underrated First and Business Class – Oman Air Comments (100) December 3, 2017 at 10:01 pm 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. Reply December 5, 2017 at 5:05 pm Living in England I find this riveting, thanks! Reply December 11, 2017 at 5:40 am What a surprise. Totally off the charts awesome. Reply December 18, 2017 at 7:28 am @28:17Liars!The mother is right there.Orphaned indeed. They killed the mother and bearnapped the babies. Reply December 18, 2017 at 6:01 pm What is it about city people who know nothing about the actual planet they're living on? Reply December 22, 2017 at 4:09 pm no one else notice the swastika on the arm rest of the couch 33:34 Reply December 23, 2017 at 10:53 am History is bunk !Said a yank. Reply December 23, 2017 at 4:42 pm 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. Reply December 28, 2017 at 8:47 am A truly wonderful tribute and amazing look at bygone days that should never be forgotten! What a life lived by those pioneers . . . Reply December 30, 2017 at 1:40 pm Oh Kyle McLachlan your voice is like butter. Diane 🖥 Reply January 3, 2018 at 10:10 am I kept hearing 'miner's in the brothel" as "minors" and boy does that make a difference! Reply January 25, 2018 at 5:38 am Too much bullsh.t and not to the point of ghost….50 min of crap..take it down Reply February 15, 2018 at 6:51 am 👍👍🇺🇸🇺🇸MAGA! Reply February 22, 2018 at 5:04 pm brilliant, well worth the time watching Reply March 9, 2018 at 3:22 pm Great documentary thanks too the internet.THANX. Reply March 14, 2018 at 4:02 pm Great video. Very interesting and informative. Thank you for posting. Reply March 16, 2018 at 11:12 pm Yhank you for a Great film about Wyoming's History ! Good Job.I would love to visit ! Reply March 19, 2018 at 2:48 am Dreamers, visionaries, artists "Risky Business" Karl a western-military horse rustle Eeeyha! Family man. Explorer. Love it. Great vid. What a life. 😆 Reply March 20, 2018 at 11:23 pm Buy it im out soon ! Reply April 10, 2018 at 7:41 pm 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 Reply April 15, 2018 at 1:05 pm This is a terrific video by Wyoming PBS about a beautiful area of the country. Thank you Wyoming PBS! Reply April 15, 2018 at 11:10 pm Beautiful country but way to cold Reply April 29, 2018 at 5:48 pm 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. Reply May 10, 2018 at 11:07 pm 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. Reply May 17, 2018 at 8:04 pm I love historical stories thanks for this Reply June 6, 2018 at 9:00 pm Vy Reply June 9, 2018 at 4:54 pm 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. Reply June 10, 2018 at 7:10 pm 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. Reply June 13, 2018 at 1:45 am Thanks to the people who put this interesting historical film together.I enjoyed it. Reply July 30, 2018 at 10:03 pm what happens if I want to move into one of those buildings Reply August 22, 2018 at 1:31 am I have been to Kirwin…awesome place…thanks for all the history, great job Reply August 25, 2018 at 7:01 pm Great story! Reply October 5, 2018 at 6:11 am Good observation on the swastika, Trevor. Hugh McElroy, you're right about the swastika being an old symbol, used by native Americans. https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/article/history-of-the-swastika has more information and states the swastika symbolized well-being in ancient societies, including those in India, China, Africa, native America, and Europe. Reply October 5, 2018 at 6:12 am A most interesting film about a part of the country I know little about. Reply October 5, 2018 at 6:32 am George Putnam published books and was a friend of Hemingway. Reply October 25, 2018 at 8:41 pm C'mon, Soy Boy, get to the story. Reply November 3, 2018 at 7:43 pm What bullshit….. they just happen to find two orphaned polar bears….. yeah right, which American Asshole orphaned them???? Reply November 6, 2018 at 9:43 am This is who built America. Don't give it away to Mexicans. Build the wall. Empower ICE. Reply November 8, 2018 at 2:19 am Wow what all all the history in that little place beautiful Reply November 9, 2018 at 8:37 am LMAO…This was my first Solve for the Forrest Fenn Treasure!!!! I know so much about this area…… Reply November 9, 2018 at 9:29 am 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. Reply November 9, 2018 at 2:54 pm I had to comment about the "orphaned" bear cubs. Orphaned? It first showed the mother will the cubs. Then they were orphaned? Hmmm. Reply November 9, 2018 at 8:46 pm 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. Reply November 10, 2018 at 5:37 am 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! Reply November 11, 2018 at 5:04 am About what you would expect from Wyoming PBS. Reply November 12, 2018 at 3:17 pm Not enough on the town itself! Would have liked seeing all the buildings and more on the mines. Reply November 12, 2018 at 5:34 pm Incredibly well done and I love the music 🎸 Reply November 12, 2018 at 10:23 pm 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. Reply November 13, 2018 at 12:28 am Very well done! I really enjoyed this. Would love to see this place. Hello from Washington state on the Olympic Peninsula. Reply November 13, 2018 at 1:53 am Can I come live here? Reply November 13, 2018 at 3:18 am There is still a ton of gold there. Reply November 13, 2018 at 4:56 am Interesting nice video. Reply November 14, 2018 at 7:48 pm I'm moving there , boogers stay out of my way. I mean it Reply November 14, 2018 at 7:57 pm fix that fn generator the usa is going downtime to get READY Reply November 17, 2018 at 6:22 am crap, a great story of courage and entrepreneurship ends with socialism, and "preservation" of some buildings that serve no purpose. Reply November 18, 2018 at 8:17 pm What a beautiful and richly detailed piece, so well put together. I’ll be revisiting this, again and again. And again ~ Many thanks for the upload! Reply November 28, 2018 at 5:05 pm Fantastic documentary. I'd love to go spend a month there…roughing it. Remoteness 🤠 Reply December 1, 2018 at 6:00 pm Great Show! I'll see ya there! Reply December 3, 2018 at 7:44 pm Very interesting document! Reply January 2, 2019 at 10:49 pm 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. Reply January 21, 2019 at 12:17 pm Ha, always crooks, slavery, greed, dirty politics, murder, drunks, whores, and the rest.you always made money with supplies and wheelbarrows. Reply February 15, 2019 at 2:03 am Back then a man was a man! What is going on now? Make me sick! GO TRUMP!!!!!!!!! Take an old fashion WOMEN any day! Reply February 19, 2019 at 4:16 pm 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. Reply February 26, 2019 at 3:32 pm Very interesting, thanks. 🇳🇴👍🏻 Reply March 9, 2019 at 10:05 pm What happens when your usage plan sucks more than the people you stole it from. Reply March 10, 2019 at 7:57 pm Saloons Reply March 24, 2019 at 5:50 pm 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. Reply April 19, 2019 at 2:22 pm What dose a foolish person habe to do rebuilding a old western town she dead in the past Reply May 15, 2019 at 3:38 am 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. Reply June 9, 2019 at 3:32 pm Tough and AMERICAN folks. 🙂 Reply June 14, 2019 at 8:59 pm At 52:00 "Stabilizing " as he called it is called "Arrested Decay" today. Reply June 17, 2019 at 10:44 am Wyoming PBS has some of the best video's on YouTube, thanks Reply June 19, 2019 at 12:55 pm Living in an Arizona mining ghost town was a boyhood dream cone true Reply June 19, 2019 at 4:01 pm Me and my wife want to move to Wyoming in 5 years love the country Reply June 20, 2019 at 1:57 pm Start watching at 2:00 min. Reply June 21, 2019 at 7:35 pm PBS SUCKS Reply June 23, 2019 at 12:35 am Awesome and beautiful Reply June 26, 2019 at 1:00 pm How’s life in Wyoming? Reply June 30, 2019 at 11:49 am it's ironic that she is best remembered, for not making the trip successfully, rather than the ones she did compleet Reply June 30, 2019 at 1:09 pm 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 Reply July 3, 2019 at 10:34 pm this was NOT a video but instead, still pictures scrolling by … very lame indeed Reply July 9, 2019 at 11:02 pm Enjoyed this… Bit much on the aviator though… Must have been a sponsor thing… Reply July 12, 2019 at 5:22 pm Interesting info Reply July 13, 2019 at 6:42 pm I'd live there in a heartbeat if that was possible. Reply July 15, 2019 at 4:46 am 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. Reply July 19, 2019 at 7:03 am Belly flops. Haven't heard that one in forty years. Reply July 20, 2019 at 11:42 pm I got to say I didn't really want to watch this video but I'm glad I did. Well made Reply July 20, 2019 at 11:48 pm ❤🇺🇸❤ Reply July 21, 2019 at 6:36 am No mention at all how all these people worked on stolen land from the Native Americans. Reply July 27, 2019 at 3:30 am 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. Reply July 28, 2019 at 4:40 pm I wanna go there Reply July 29, 2019 at 5:14 pm Capitalism is such a wonderful thing. Reply July 31, 2019 at 5:01 am Never donate to PBS, their libs. Reply August 1, 2019 at 2:13 pm This is the history that should be learned in school , fictional of minorities , that is fake. Reply August 1, 2019 at 2:15 pm Correction not fake history of minorities Reply August 6, 2019 at 5:13 pm Thank you! Reply August 12, 2019 at 7:14 pm 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. Reply August 24, 2019 at 2:25 am Put the homeless there with all essentials in tiny homes off grid Reply August 29, 2019 at 9:28 pm No hay traducción 😢😢😢 que triste Reply September 12, 2019 at 5:28 am Great job Wyoming PBS. Enjoy your shows so much! Reply Comment here Cancel reply Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.