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Old 11-24-2011, 11:05 AM   #1
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Ghost Town Info ???

Has anyone ran across a good web page or a good publication listing ghost towns??
I tried Google and the info is sketchy to say the least.
I would like to plan our travels in 2012 around ghost towns and need locations in order to plot our course.
I would hate to drive hundreds of miles only to find a pile of boards.

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Check the web for ghost town sites. There are some really good ones
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Old 11-24-2011, 11:45 AM   #3
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Ghost Towns | Lost America

Some very good photos of various ghost towns. Might get some ideas here.
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Not sure of what Ghost Towns are listed on the websites. We recently visited Bodie, CA, which is a REAL ghost town (former mine and a National Historic Landmark) and part of the California State Park System. Located off of US 395 adjacent to the eastern Sierra's, it is the REAL deal and will not disappoint. Bodie has a fascinating history and is very well preserved by volunteers and the SPS. In addition to walking the town, you can also go on a tour of the mine. If you love history and like ghost towns, Bodie is a must see if you are in the area....a truly neat place. Do a Google search for additional info...you'll see what I mean.

In addition, this part of the Sierra's also includes incredible scenery with the likes of Mamoth Lakes and nearby Yosemite. There is a nice full hook-up RV facility (Mono Vista RV Park) in Lee Vining adjacent to Mono Lake, some 25 miles south of Bodie. Reservations are necessary. Hope this helps....
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Bannach, Montana is a "modern" ghost town ... the last residents moved out of there during the last decade ...

It is a state park ... we visited there in our tow vehicle ... I think there is parking for RVs ...
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we liked silver city, id., a semi-ghost town. the road in was a pita from both directions, although tour busses used it.
there is primitive rv parking.
there is a hotel there that serves meals and used to have potable water from an old town water cistern on a hill overlooking the town.

http://historicsilvercityidaho.com/

http://www.blm.gov/id/st/en/fo/owyhe...lver_City.html
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Visit Grafton, UT right outside of Zion. A scene in 'Butch Cassidy' was filmed there (where Paul Newman rides the bicycle).
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Has anyone ran across a good web page or a good publication listing ghost towns??
I tried Google and the info is sketchy to say the least.
I would like to plan our travels in 2012 around ghost towns and need locations in order to plot our course.
I would hate to drive hundreds of miles only to find a pile of boards.

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www.ghosttowns.com
One of the best websites I have found for ghosttowns in the US.
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Monse, Wa. is a ghost town for sale.
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I have had luck with visiting tourist information centers when I enter a state.
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www.ghosttowns.com
One of the best websites I have found for ghosttowns in the US.
now that is a really neat website.
thanks very much for the post.
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Many of these places are also great spots to metal detect, where allowed. We found an 1838 quarter at one in Arizona that was appraised at over $800. We found what looked like an old clothsline, all that remained was the post stumps sticking out of the ground.
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These are the sort of places that would be fun to explore when we retire. We drove through a ghost town out in the desert outside of Vegas once, it was very interesting.
I found the lostamerica.com site very interesting.
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Two places that Donna and I enjoyed this year were Chloride, NM and Lake Valley, NM. Both are old mining towns with Chloride being still inhabited by 11 residents and Lake Valley operated by the BLM.

Chloride has become the hobby(?) of a gentleman by the name of Don Edmunds and his wife Dona and daughter Linda. Don is very interesting to talk to and knows the entire history of the area. He has restored many of the buildings in the town. His biggest accomplishment being the Pioneer Store and Museum General Information. What a great story that is alone.

Lake Valley is operated by the BLM and is totally abandoned. There are many buildings and sites to tour and is very interesting to visit. http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...hwtn9sutEExX0w
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