For the long version of the story, go here: http://www.sungazette.com/page/content.detail/id/525751.html.
. . . with what looks like newsprint on the stone? This really intrigues me; I don't understand it at all . . . if anyone can explain to me what this is, I would really appreciate it!
Today, you can go to the game lands and see the site of the former town. My main purpose of this post is to share some of the photos I took, because I think they're pretty cool and there really aren't a lot of pics. of Alvira online that I've found. So, here a few of the best.
One of the many bunkers; most are locked up now.
Looking down an old well . . .
. . . which is inside here.
The Montgomery Area Historical Society put up markers where all the houses were.
Another old well . . .
Someone found all this old glass and left it here.
The most intact thing we saw; it might've been a church?
This open bunker was set back from the main road.
Kind of spooky inside, and really echoey; Joyce had a lot of fun.
The entrance to Washington Cemetery.
It's in pretty bad shape.