Arbourville was started in 1879 as a stage stop along the Monarch Pass toll road.
The population probably never exceeded 150. A population opened, but closed in 1892
after being called Conrow. Although the post office was called Conrow, the town itself
continued to refer to itself as Arbourville. By 1940 the town was a ghost town with
the exception of one resident, Frank Gimlett. Frank wrote a number of articles and
critisms of the US government. Arbourville's exact location remains in dispute.
Robert Brown's Ghost Towns : Past and Present, seems to place Arbourville further up
Monarch pass based on visual clues from historical photographs. This depends on the
accuracy of the photograph he based it on, but most historials believe it to be four
miles west of Maysville.
UPDATE : While going to Monarch Ski area as a passenger, I had time to look around
rather than concentrating on driving. When I did, I saw several log style homes and buildings
in dense trees (visible only in the leaflessness of winter) 4 miles west of Maysville.
This would make it not the photos in this picture, and two distinct locations.