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    Gypsyheart~ Queen of Rust

    Nov 2005
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    Asphaltum Indiana Ghost Town

    Asphaltum is situated at the Walker and Gillam townships line.


    This used to be an old oil drilling town. It was full of Saloons and WhoreHouses and had a railroad track running right through it. It became desolate when the town ran out of oil.
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    I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow

  2. #2

    Dec 2006
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    Re: Asphaltum Indiana Ghost Town

    what is there now? What county? (I'm in Kokomo.)

  3. #3

    Mar 2006
    Deep East Texas near Toledo Bend
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    Re: Asphaltum Indiana Ghost Town

    Hey Gypsy, thanks for the heads up. That isnt far from where I am staying outside of Gary. Are you in the area and have you had the chance to search the area. Thanks TMAN...

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    Gypsyheart~ Queen of Rust

    Nov 2005
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    Re: Asphaltum Indiana Ghost Town

    I am not in the area...I am only posting this so someone can go hunt the area.....
    I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow

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    King OF the Israelites

    Jul 2007
    South Bend, In
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    Re: Asphaltum Indiana Ghost Town

    Actually, I still work the whorehouses there. I haven't gotten much business lately. Come to think of it...I haven't seen anybody lately.
    The more I dig, the more I dig. At this point I do continue to dig though I am late for a lunch engagement...screw him, he's only the regional manager.

  6. #6

    Mar 2006
    Deep East Texas near Toledo Bend
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    Re: Asphaltum Indiana Ghost Town

    Thanks Gypsy. Now that I am back from God's country (Texas lol) and in the land of the hoosiers (what the hell is a hoosier) I will see if I can get down there next weekend and see whats shakin... TMAN...

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    Sep 2003
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    Re: Asphaltum Indiana Ghost Town

    Hey TMAN,

    did you get a chance to go to Asphaltum town yet? it is about 40 miles from Gary, IN. If you feel like doing a Recon trip let me know.

  8. #8
    us
    Jan 2006
    Lake Placid, FL
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    Re: Asphaltum Indiana Ghost Town

    I'm in north central Indiana. Near Warsaw.

    Where is this located at now?
    Beach hunting with the kids.

  9. #9

    Mar 2006
    Deep East Texas near Toledo Bend
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    Re: Asphaltum Indiana Ghost Town

    Well, I finally took a road trip to the little town of Asphaltum. There is actually a sign there, along with about 10 houses and nothing but corn fields. Didn't locate the railroad tracks so I didnt locate the old town central. It is in the middle of no where. I used yahoo maps and it took me right to it. TMAN...

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    us
    Mar 2007
    Griffith Indiana
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    Re: Asphaltum Indiana Ghost Town

    I've been through there many many times, there is also alot of wet lands! The railroad did not go through it, the C&WV (Chicago& Walbash Valley Railroad had a spur track that went to Giffords oil refinery, this is why they was some what a town there, when the oil wells started to dry up Gifford pulled the spur track and abandoned the refinery, he ran 3 tank cars on that line, and if I remember correctly it was originally called Petroleum, and the name changed just after Gifford pulled the spur. The only visable item let from 1900 town is 1 base of an oil well, its in the front yard of a house there, it looks like a cement wheel with the center open. Check out this tour of the C&WV RR and you will see all the towns and their locatons. http://www.monon.monon.org/monon/cwvtour03.html

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    Big_Tony

    Apr 2013
    Indiana
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    well would be interesting to dig previous whorehouses but anyhow anyone in mid state would like to team up would be awesome Im always looking for a good place to hunt and meet new friends

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    I am in Madison county , new to the hobby but ready for spring to get here

 

 

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