Friday, February 15, 2013

Kelton Hotel

Friday's link up is with My Town Shoot Out and 5 Minute Friday

The Kelton Hotel is now a historic shamble.  When the new highway by passed Kelton, Idaho, it turned the small town into a ghost town.



Here in the western part of the United States, we still have acres and acres of open spaces and land. There are few roads and when the State decides to change a main highway, many of the smaller towns that depended on traffic to keep their town alive are now dead. Kelton was one of those places that used to have dances in the granary on a Saturday night and people drove from other small towns 10 to 30 miles kick up their heels at the dance which always had live rip roaring band. 

12 comments:

Jane and Chris said...

Such a shame that whole communities were destroyed this way.
I'll bet those dances were fun!
Jane x

Anne said...

Completely agree with Jane, Ruth. Such a shame.

Rebecca said...

Love that picket fence.

Sweet Auburn Life said...

This makes me so sad, it happens in Ireland all the time. I have to think of all the good times had in these places, all the lives that came together, such a shame.

Leovi said...

I really like, flavored movie in B & W.

NanaDiana said...

It is so sad to see those little towns crumble into ruin, isn't it? What a neat old place- xo Diana

Ginny said...

Gosh, a very sad post!

Pauline said...

A great shot for the topic. No wonder news of new highways is so often met with concern by small towns. The building I featured on FMTSO has been moved twice to save it from the path of development.

Peggy Jones said...

Hi Ruth, thanks for stopping by my neck of the woods. I love you picture of the old building. The one I have pictured would have fallen into ruins also but because our town hall and all our business district was built around it. There are other places in town that happened to.
QMM

Jessie said...

Just like Radiator Springs. :( Ha! I love Idaho. We're up in Post Falls. My grandma has been here since she was 6. Lots has changed but still has that small town feel.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

It's kind of sad the way the big highways left these little towns behind. This is such a quaint little hotel, and I love the image in black and white!

Cathy said...

I have this same picture! I just can't believe it! We have some guy (maybe relative), and another one with train, and two guys on horseback. So glad you choose to post
this picture. I've been looking in MT and Utah!
Thanks.
Cathy

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