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Ghost Towns

As many persons interested in the mining lore and history often have concomitant interests in old mining towns and ghost towns the following is provided as a cursory introduction to sites than may be of interest or assistance.

Goldfield
Goldfield Ghost Town: Built on the original mill site of Goldfield, Arizona the present facility offers a multitude of attractions, from a mine tour to livery stables, to Arizona's only narrow gauge railroad, to food, shops , a museum and daily gun fights. Located just four miles north of Apache Junction on the Apache Trail (Highway 88).
GhostTown.com
Ghost Towns.com: One of the more comprehensive sites devoted to ghost towns. It covers both the States and Canada. You can search via interactive maps or drop-down menus by state or province. Picture(s), history of the town, access information (2 WD or 4 WD), and it includes a forum. Draw back: Annoying banjo music on home page.
GhostTownGallery: This site is devoted primarily to photographs of ghost towns. Each picture has a caption either about that specific picture or providing information about the particular ghost town. This site also has an interactive map of locations. Plus there is a listing by state of the ghost towns photographed. It covers the western states from Montana to New Mexico to Washington.
Legends of America: This site is not only covers ghost towns, but several other topics. The ghost town section provides essays on the history of the sites with a few pictures. Other topics include: American history, ghostly legends, Amerindians, Route 66, treasure tales, links to forums, photo galleries of historic phonographs, the old west and a Legends Blog.



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