Road trip to historic gold mining town Charters Towers

Before leaving Townsville, Cecile and I drove 85 miles inland to Charters Towers,P1020094

past croc infested waters

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The town is filled with many beautiful turn of the century buildings.

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Pfeiffer house
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This sign will give you some information about the town (double click on the image for a large photo)
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Outback as far as the eye can see.
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If you think it looks hot, it was… 99°F and early spring. It’s mind boggling to think those early settlers moved out there and stayed through summer (before AC) year after year.

One Response to “Road trip to historic gold mining town Charters Towers”

  1. Mairy Guthleben says:

    I’ve been to Charters Towers back in 1993 and I met a lot of nice quilters. The town reminded me of the little gold mining town where I lived at the time named Placerville, CA. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

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