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  Ghost town - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ghost towns are common in mining or old mill town areas: Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Montana, and California in the western United States and West Virginia in the eastern USA.
A recent attempt to declare an "Official Ghost Town" in California collapsed when the adherents of the town of Calico, in Southern California, and those of Bodie, in Northern California, could not come to an agreement as to which of their favorites was more deserving.
Ghost towns are seen in Northern Ontario and Central Ontario, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and Labrador (see outport) in Canada (some of these were logging towns or dually mining and logging).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ghost_town   (1465 words)

  
 Ghost Town Musuem - History
Ghost Town Museum evolved from a desire to preserve a piece of this era.
Ghost Town Museum serves as a permanent example of what the wild west towns of 100 years ago might have been like.
Ghost Town Museum serves as a preserved example and focal point to start or end a ghost town tour here, or if your vehicle or legs are not up to the challenge, simply enjoy the easy access, location and parking of Ghost Town Museum.
www.ghosttownmuseum.com /history.htm   (733 words)

  
 Ghost Town in the Sky
Ghost Town in the Sky is gearing up for its re-opening date on May 25, 2007.
Ghost Town’s Welcome Center, located at 890 Soco Road at the park’s entrance, is now open.
Ghost Town in the Sky is nestled at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains in Maggie Valley, North Carolina.
www.ghosttowninthesky.com   (87 words)

  
 Ghost Towns of America - An Official TransCyberian Express Station Stop - A Through K
All of the residents of Ellenton were forced to abandon their town when the US government built a nuclear facility that would play a key part during the construction of the world's first hydrogen bomb.  After it's abandonment many of the remaining structures were either relocated to "New" Ellenton or razed.
Garnet is the best known and best preserved Ghost town in Montana. ; The gold mining community was founded in 1895 and by 1898 had a population of over 1000.  Today, both public and private funding preserves the town which was largely abandoned after a devastating fire in 1912.
Indianola is the best known ghost town in Texas. ; Unlike the mining towns of the Old West, it was destroyed by a hurricane in 1886.  Very little remains of the Gulf coast town, which once had a population of over 2,000 and rivaled Galvaston.
www.ghosttowns.homestead.com /Index1.html   (1629 words)

  
 Rhyolite - Nevada Ghost Town
The town was founded in 1904 and by 1907 even had electricity.
The population of the almost dead town had shrunk to fourteen by the beginning of 1920.
Rhyolite is clearly one of the best ghost towns in Nye County and in the state of Nevada.
www.ghosttowns.com /states/nv/rhyolite.html   (1074 words)

  
 Ghost Towns of America - An Official TransCyberian Express Station Stop - Overview
Ghost towns are relics of folklore and legend.  They recall how good times turned bad and how American dreams became nightmares.  History proves this.
Although many American ghost towns have resulted from environmental disasters, most were founded by greedy prospectors and then abandoned when resources were depleted.  Fortunately, Americans have learned from their past and today modern ghost towns are rare in the United States.
Of course, ghost towns have existed all over the globe since cave man days, and America's ghost towns are not limited to the Old West.
www.ghosttowns.homestead.com   (846 words)

  
 Nordegg - Alberta, Canada Ghost Town
The town was founded in 1914, three years after German entrepreneur Martin Nordegg initiated the area's first coal mining operations.
Following several years of inactivity, the remote town site became the location of a minimum security penitentiary in the early 1960s, where prisoners moved and worked about freely and lived at the old miners' boarding house, which still stands today in the old town site.
Most of the old coal-mining homes are gone but tourists and ghost town buffs can still locate the historic "garden city' street system, which is growing faint with time.
www.ghosttowns.com /canada/alberta/nordegg.html   (956 words)

  
 Ghost Town News
Ghost Town won "Album of the Year" for their "Electric Hoedown" cd, and Christian Serpas was voted "Male Vocalist of the Year" at the awards show held at the Slidell Municipal Auditorium.
Ghost Town blasted into country music's consciousness about 2 years ago in New Orleans, and quickly built a reputation throughout the region as a must-see live act, turning in sparkling opening sets before heavyweights including Randy Travis, Brad Paisley, Terri Clark, Ricochet, SheDaisy and Kenny Chesney, and increasing their fanbase with each performance.
Christian Serpas and Ghost Town were joined onstage by WNOE radio’s morning personality Eddie Edwards of Crazy Eddie and the Breakfast Flakes during their set at the Randy Travis / Brad Paisley concert at UNO Lakefront Arena on Friday, December 3.
www.ghosttown.org /news.htm   (13750 words)

  
 Garnet Ghost Town
To walk the streets of this ghost town is to step back in time, free from intrusions of modern society.
The town was a union town, with a strong miners' union, the Garnet Western Labor Union, negotiating with mine owners for fair pay, working hours and safety rules.
Garnet was mostly left to the memories and the ghosts when the town's remaining merchant, Frank Davey, died in 1947.
garnetghosttown.org   (628 words)

  
 Ghost town is suspended in time   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
For U.S. ghost towns in general, a vast directory at ghosttowns.com provides photos and directions, but updates are erratic.
He is the park ranger who oversees one of America's largest ghost towns, and thanks to his tinkering, an eastern Sierra valley full of abandoned miners' cabins, hotels and churches from the 1880s looks as if its last inhabitants packed up only a few months ago.
There are hundreds of ghost town sites throughout the country, from the ruins of a few buildings to restored or even recreated towns.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/06240/716449-37.stm   (1679 words)

  
 Ghost towns in Canada - Great photographs and stories on ghost towns in Ontario and Alberta,Canada - updated monthly.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Oxford dictionary describes ghost towns as communities that are in a state of abandonment or partial abandonment.
The name was changed in January 2000 to include the Alberta Ghost Towns section which was launched in June 2000.
Ghost towns and drowned towns of West Kootenay
www.ghosttownpix.com   (310 words)

  
 Ghost Town Necklaces
All "C" series Ghost Town Pendants are one of a kind, once the pendant is sold the photo will be removed and replaced with a new pendant of different size and color.
The ghost towns of Columbus and Candelaria, Nevada and Congress and Octave, Arizona were hot spots for gold and silver mining.
It is here that we record the ghost voices from the past, as these ghostly miners still hunt for their precious yellow metal known as gold.
www.ghostweb.com /glass1.html   (485 words)

  
 Ghost town - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A ghost town is a town that has been abandoned, usually because the economic activity that supported it has failed or because of natural or human-caused disasters such as war.
A true ghost town is totally abandoned, such as Bodie, California, but often will see visitors.
The Middle East has many ghost towns, created when the shifting of politics or fall of empires caused capital cities to be socially or economically unviable, i.e.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ghost_Towns   (1519 words)

  
 Ghost Town (1 of 2)
His fellow lawmen now knew his secret passion of exploring Ghost Towns, and for some unexplained reason they had decided it would be a good idea to all go and explore one together.
The town was barely the length of a football field, with clapboard buildings on either side of a wide dirt street.
A wildflower-speckled meadow, in stark contrast to the bare rock surrounding it, carpeted the entranceway to the historic frontier town.
www.blackraptor.net /m7fic-27/ghosttown1.htm   (5362 words)

  
 Dudleytown, Connecticut - a New England Ghost Town   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In northwestern Connecticut within the town of Cornwall, in the shadow of three mountains, lies the remains of Dudleytown.
Dudley believes Dudleytown’s “ghosts” may have been the work of human error: “The town produced a little flax and some rye, which is interesting because if rye is left to decay, the resulting mold is a hallucinogen.
Robin “Boston” Barron, a ghost hunter and Dudleytown historian, said, “I once saw the bloody spine of a cow lying in one of the cellar holes in Dudleytown.
www.ghostvillage.com /legends/dudleytown.htm   (2721 words)

  
 Elkhorn
With the mill on the higher portion of the gulch, the town sloped downhill from it.
By 1893 the estimated population of the town of Elkhorn was 600.(4) Part of the lowered number can be explained by the loss of many of the approximately 500 woodcutters jobs and the teamsters jobs when the Northern Pacific railroad spur line arrived in 1889.
In May of 1893 the need for a building to become the social center of town was topic of local discussion.
www.montana.com /ghosttown/elkhorn.html   (1006 words)

  
 CNN - Salon review: 'Ghost Town' - October 13, 1998
Like a town in a sci-fi movie (in fact, like the city in this year's cult film "Dark City"), the town is constantly changing -- after a gunfight or bank robbery the buildings shift, rearrange, metamorphose.
Coover's concern is with the mythology of the western, but your reaction to "Ghost Town" is less likely to hinge on your feelings about westerns than about metafiction in general.
You can't read "Ghost Town" without conjuring up the ghosts of a thousand old westerns, and you may not be able to see westerns in the future without thinking of this novel.
www.cnn.com /books/reviews/9810/13/ghost.town/index.html   (425 words)

  
 Knott's   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The heart and soul of Knott's, Ghost Town is an 1880's California Boom Town with cowboys, gunfights, stage-coaches, a steam train, the world's first log flume ride and panning for real gold.
Knott's Ghost Town is a picturesque, living tribute to the Old West.
Looming 118 feet over historic Ghost Town, GhostRider is the single-largest attraction in park history and one of the longest and tallest wooden roller coasters in the world.
www.knotts.com /park/tour/gtown/index.shtml   (357 words)

  
 Ghost Towns of the American West
Elmo is one of the most preserved ghost towns in Colorado.
This rare book was written in 1949 and explores over 200 ghost towns and mining communities that the author personally visited in Colorado.
Long ago, in a proud desert town named Rhyolite, businesses thrived and children played and people had dreams that were big and grand.
www.legendsofamerica.com /LA-Ghosttowns.html   (387 words)

  
 Drawbridge, CA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Drawbridge, CA Drawbridge is an abandoned town on the outskirts of San Jose and is slowly sinking into the sloughs of San Francisco Bay.
It was created on Station Island in 1876 and consisted of a single dwelling to house the operator of two drawbridges owned by the Southern Pacific Railroad that crossed the Mud Creek Slough and Coyote Creek Slough to connect Newark with Alviso and San Jose.
It eventually grew into a small town consisting mainly of hunting cabins, hotels, and gun clubs (the San Francisco Bay, before salt evaporation ponds and sewage dumping, was a hunting and fishing paradise).
www.ghosttown.info /ca/drawbridge   (244 words)

  
 Tourism Information for Jerome Arizona, the Mile High Town with 50 Mile Views
Once known as the wickedest town in the west, Jerome was a copper mining camp, growing from a settlement of tents to a roaring mining community.
Four disastrous fires destroyed large sections of the town during its early history, resulting in the incorporation of the City of Jerome in 1899.
The remaining 50 to 100 hardy souls promoted the town as a historic ghost town.
www.azjerome.com   (716 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Ghost Town: Books: Robert Coover   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
As mentioned before, 'GHOST TOWN' is perhaps best described as a send-up of the Cormac McCarthry western in the style, perhaps, of Thomas Pynchon, Donald Barthemle or Italo Calvino.
Ghost Town, Robert Coover (7/02): This is an amazing novel in that it is simultaneously juvenile and pretentious.
Ghost Town is somehow less earnest, more effortless, than earlier Coover, and is more mature for it.
www.amazon.com /Ghost-Town-Robert-Coover/dp/0802136664   (1819 words)

  
 Desdemona, Texas, A Boom Town Ghost Town in Eastland County.
Desdemona, Texas, A Boom Town Ghost Town in Eastland County.
The town has been shown on maps and on records as Desdemonia or Desdimonia, but the unusual name spared the town confusion with other post offices.
Sanitation and public health were enough to strain the town to its breaking point, but on top of this they also had to combat the lawless element.
www.texasescapes.com /TexasGhostTowns/Desdemona-Texas.htm   (884 words)

  
 Calico Ghost Town
More than a century ago, the town of Calico was bustling with prospectors.
Silver was king, and the Calico Mining District became one of the richest in California, producing $86 million in silver, $45 million in borax and, of course, gold.
Knott donated Calico Ghost Town to the County of San Bernardino in 1966, and it remains alive and well as a 480-acre County Regional Park.
www.co.san-bernardino.ca.us /parks/calico.htm   (198 words)

  
 Ghost Town Montgomery City, California (DesertUSA)
When Mono County was still in its infancy, the town of Benton became a destination of miners seeking new strikes, and by 1865 was the county's largest town.
A lively little town of three or four thousand inhabitants at once sprung up, locations were made and mines opened out, and large shipments of rich ore made to San Francisco and other places.
I have been told that some of the ore was worth from $2 to $3 a pound; but the ledges were broken on the surface, and apparently gave out, and the excitement soon subsided.
www.desertusa.com /mag98/sep/stories/mcity.html   (1000 words)

  
 ghost town britain
The result is Ghost Town Britain: communities and neighbourhoods in core urban as well as rural areas without easy access to such essential elements of both the economy and the social fabric of the country.
nef is leading the local works campaign, in support of the Local Communities Sustainability Bill, to halt the emergence of Ghost Town Britain by putting power back in the hands of local people, to make their own plans for how they want to develop and sustain their communities.
Ghost Town Britain: The threat from economic globalisation to livelihoods, liberty and local economic freedom
www.neweconomics.org /gen/local_ghost.aspx?page=960&folder=148&   (284 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
This 90 minute after dark tour through Calico Ghost Town in California is for all ages from 5 to 134 years of age.
The Calico Ghost Walk is conducted on most (but not all) Saturday nights, February 1st through November 30th.
By doing this it is easier for us to understand the ghost sightings that we have had in the past and are currently still experiencing.....
www.calicoghostwalk.com   (152 words)

  
 Bodie - Bodie, CA - Bodie State Historic Park - Bodie.com
A mill was established in 1861 and the town began to grow.
By that time, the town of Bodie bustled with families, robbers, miners, store owners, gunfighters and prostitutes of all kinds.
The name of the town was changed at some point in time, before the majority of the people made their way to Bodie.
www.bodie.com   (364 words)

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