|Don Robertson, of Gold King Mine and Ghost Town. 2009. Jerome, AZ. ©Jill Richards Photography|
Thursday, June 7, 2012
One man's junk...
On a road trip through Jerome, AZ, I was lucky enough to meet this old guy — Don Robertson, owner of The Gold King Mine. His place is museum of sorts. A collection of rusted machine parts, broke down cars, mining artifacts and a menagerie of friendly animals. He said in an interview with the Arizona Republic, "This was what I was meant to do. I was put on this Earth to save this beautiful old machinery. This is the stuff that America was built with. There's no reason for it to be tossed aside or forgotten."