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Arbon Valley – The Best Place on Earth
Arbon Valley – The Best Place on Earth

Arbon Valley has gone through changes over the past 100 years just like any town has.  However, if you see an old photo of your great-grandpa standing on a street with his field behind him, chances are you could pick out that spot and it would look exactly the same today.  This town is full of rich history as well as kind and honest people.

“Have you ever been down to Arbon Valley ?
I spend a lot of time there in my mind.
And if God doesn’t live in Arbon Valley,
I’ll bet that’s where he spends most of his time.”

Fun Run – Thank You!

Arbon Valley Elementary

wants to

THANK YOU!!!

 

2020 Fun Run was a huge success!.

 

11 students completed the 10K

3 students completed the 5K

3 students completed the 2.5K

 

That is a total of 79.5 Miles completed!

 

Thank you for your

generous donations to our school!

 

If you would like to contribute to this year’s fundraiser please do so!

All funds collected will go to updating our school’s playground for the whole community to enjoy.

Arbon Churches

Time to Vote!

It’s time to do your civic duty and vote! Attached in an image with all the details that you’ll need to update your registration, request a ballet, and to submit your vote.

Don’t wait! May 19th is election day!

Arbon Valley Mines

Arbon Valley Mines

While riding my dirt bike on the Onion a few years ago, I stumbled across a trail that made switch backs up the mountain, and led to quite a few old, abandoned mines. Most of them were caved in at the entrance, except for one that was still open enough to crawl down into.

Once inside, I was blown away by how big of an operation must have gone on there. There were still tracks for a cart to carry out excavated dirt, and you could still see the places where the miner had drilled holes into the walls. After going straight into the mountain for about 100 feet, the mine split into three different tunnels, one going straight, while the other two veer of to the left and right. The tunnels to the right and straight were caved in, so I went left. After walking down the mine a little longer, I found a huge rusty tank of some kind that had pipes coming out of it heading further into the mine. I could also see that behind the tank, was another dark tunnel, going back further into the mountain.

After deciding to stay on the path that I was on, I followed the pipes from the tank and the tracks to a pile of old boards, going out across a huge gaping hole. I later realized that what I was looking at was what was left of an elevator and an elevator shaft. Since I could not see the bottom from shining my light down, I decided to try to throw a rock down the hole and count the seconds until I could hear it hit the bottom. After the rock left my hand, it fell into the pitch black darkness for about 4 seconds, and then hit what I thought was the bottom. About three seconds later, I heard it hit the actual bottom of the hole.

Once back outside, I took a quick look around the area and discovered an old collapsed cabin, and the pile where the miner or miners dumped the excess dirt and rock. After being in the mine, I began to come up with some questions that I would like to know the answers to.

  • Who owned the mine, and what was being mined out of the mountain?
  • Was the mine ran by a small group of people or was it a much bigger operation?
  • How long ago were the mines in use?

These are just a few of my questions and I would like to know more about the mines. If anybody knows any more about them or knows about other interesting mines around Arbon, please comment on this article about it. I would really like to learn more about the history of the mines and Arbon Valley, so if anyone has any information about them, comment on this article or send me an email at, arbon_ite@hotmail.com .

Trunk or Treat!

October 31st, 6:30, at the school!

Dress up and dress up your trunk or truck!

Arbon Fun Run

Come join the Arbon Elementary School students tomorrow (Friday) where they will be running to earn money to buy new toys for their playground. 

Date: 9/27/2019

Time: 9:45 – 11:15am

Location: Elementary School

Distance: 5k or 10k

You may sponsor a student on a $/mile basis, make a simple donation, or even just come and run with friends.


See if you can beat last year’s 10k speedster, Wade Williams.

Wade Williams 2018 10k fastest runner