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11 abandoned Old West boom towns

11 abandoned Old West boom towns

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Bodie, California, Old West ghost town

Rhyolite, Nevada

Hotel Meade, Bannack, Montana

Animas Forks, Colorado

A schoolhouse is among the abandoned buildings still standing in Ruby, Arizona. (Photo: Alan Stark/Flickr)

Calico, California

St. Elmo, Colorado

Bodie, California

The jail in Gleeson, Arizona

South Pass City, Wyoming

Ghost towns of the desert

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Molson Washington Ghost Town Bank abandoned building room

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... boomtowns, most of which still embrace their Wild West past (gun-slinging cowboys, dastardly outlaws, swinging saloon doors, one-room jailhouses, ...

An old home in Gibbs City, Michigan, which is still on the map despite it being little more than a crossroads near a river. Photo via Library of Congress.

Employees ride a bus in the abandoned city of Pripyat

The old Abbeyhill Station, Edinburgh, one of many disused stations in the city.

The ruins of a general store in Rhyolite, one of Nevada's better known ghost towns

Animas Forks Ghost Town. (Provided by Claude Steelman, Colorado Tourism Office)

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Downtown shopping (Wiseguy Creative Photography)

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7. Rhyolite, Nevada

9. Garnet, Montana

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Akarmara, a mining town in Abkhazia/Georgia, was abandoned in the early 1990s due to the War in Abkhazia.

A boy walks along the foggy streets of the McDonald Heights neighborhood of Aliquippa. (Pete Marovich)

Animas Forks Ghost Town via Thinkstock.

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Forgotten River Ghost Town: Abandoned West Virginia

5. St. Elmo, Colorado

Ghost town since 1956

A street in Bodie, California

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Robsart Hospital, one of many abandoned buildings in Robsart, Saskatchewan

Standard Consolidated Mining Company Stamp Mill

"Canvas Town" – South Melbourne, Victoria. Temporary accommodation for the thousands who poured into Melbourne each week in the early 1850s during the ...

Abandoned Homestead(s)- Tarryall Creek, Colorado

Mane Street is a friendly place, not a grimacing desperado in sight. A woman smiles when you peek into the windows of the adorable motel's reception office.

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Panorama of Denver circa 1898.

Cook Bank building in Rhyolite, Nevada

... some left to rot. They're easy to drive to, fascinating to explore, and may leave you thinking about which one you'd like to live in, and which one ...

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4. Kennecott, Alaska

Bannack, Montana, a well-preserved ghost town that is now a state park.

St. Elmo and Tin Cup

Ghost town: Everyone's gone

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The abandoned Belmont courthouse.

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By the 1890s, silver lost much of its value due to the discovery of bigger mines, and the dusty desert outpost was mostly deserted. By the mid-1930s, ...

Entrance to Calico Ghost Town

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The Mining Boom

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The ancient city of Uruk. YouTube/Barbara Leticia

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Roy's closed and much was abandoned, including the elementary school, now a fenced-in ruin.

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Bodie, California, Old West ghost town

Rhyolite, Nevada

Hotel Meade, Bannack, Montana

Animas Forks, Colorado

Calico, California

The jail in Gleeson, Arizona

A schoolhouse is among the abandoned buildings still standing in Ruby, Arizona. (Photo: Alan Stark/Flickr)

St. Elmo, Colorado

Bodie, California

South Pass City, Wyoming

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Molson Washington Ghost Town Bank abandoned building room

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While many of these small and nearly-deserted towns are dotted all over the American West, there are some that are truly frozen in time, giving visitors an ...

Ghost towns of the desert

The ruins of a general store in Rhyolite, one of Nevada's better known ghost towns

An old home in Gibbs City, Michigan, which is still on the map despite it being little more than a crossroads near a river. Photo via Library of Congress.

Employees ride a bus in the abandoned city of Pripyat

List of ghost towns in South Dakota

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The old Abbeyhill Station, Edinburgh, one of many disused stations in the city.

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St. Elmo (Nearby Hotels)

Georgetown, Colorado

7. Rhyolite, Nevada

Conditions[edit]

9. Garnet, Montana

A boy walks along the foggy streets of the McDonald Heights neighborhood of Aliquippa. (Pete Marovich)

Ghost Town

Akarmara, a mining town in Abkhazia/Georgia, was abandoned in the early 1990s due to the War in Abkhazia.

Animas Forks Ghost Town via Thinkstock.

Ghost town

Goldfield Ghost Town Jail, A.J., AZ. → For more, please visit me

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Independence Independence, Colorado

United States[edit]

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Silver City, California .. a ghost town from the gold rush

Forgotten River Ghost Town: Abandoned West Virginia

The Mammoth Saloon looms over the dirt streets of Goldfield, a restored Old- West

5. St. Elmo, Colorado

Ghost town since 1956

Admission: Adults $8, Youth (4-16 years old) $5, Children (3 and under) Free

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A street in Bodie, California

"Canvas Town" – South Melbourne, Victoria. Temporary accommodation for the thousands who poured into Melbourne each week in the early 1850s during the ...

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An abandoned house in the Delray neighborhood of Detroit

Mane Street is a friendly place, not a grimacing desperado in sight. A woman smiles when you peek into the windows of the adorable motel's reception office.

Standard Consolidated Mining Company Stamp Mill

Marfa, a Texas town of 2,000 people, has become an arts and music destination

87520 National Trail Highway

Virginia City and Nevada City, Montana

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Portions of the ghost town of Spokane, South Dakota still stand. Photo by Chad Coppess of SD Tourism.

The old houses in Craco haven't had occupants in years. Stee/Shutterstock

Maggie Shannon

Economic activity shifting elsewhere[edit]

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Panorama of Denver circa 1898.

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Cook Bank building in Rhyolite, Nevada

Vicksburg Vicksburg, Colorado

Garnet, Montana - Gold Rush boom and bust town. As it is situated in the mountains of Missoula, Garnet doesn't see many tourists. Road from the south is 11 ...

Ashcroft Ashcroft, Colorado

... some left to rot. They're easy to drive to, fascinating to explore, and may leave you thinking about which one you'd like to live in, and which one ...

List of ghost towns in Oklahoma

Women and the Myth of the American West

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4. Kennecott, Alaska

Ghost Town

Bannack, Montana, a well-preserved ghost town that is now a state park.

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San Francisco harbor c. 1850. Between 1847 and 1870, the population of San Francisco exploded from 500 to 150,000.

Cradles left behind after the Chernobyl disaster.

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Tincup Tincup, Colorado