Ghost Towns and Mining Camps




Ghost towns, mining camps, and related mining destinations.

The landscape of the west is dotted with the abandoned towns and mining camps of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This page presents introductory information on those locations which we have visited over the years.

At one time or another we have visited, or at least driven through, each of the listed ghost towns or mining camps. Some of these sites remain inhabited, but are only vague shells of what they once were, and contain the remnants of their storied past. It is our intent to eventually present a page for each of these sites. In the mean time, if you have questions about any of these locations, send us an e-mail and we'd be glad to tell you what we can.

The ruins of ancient Native American towns and villages can also be considered as ghost towns; perhaps even more so than the weathered wood and crumbled stone of those left by America's mining era. These older ghost towns are presented on our Ancient Ruins page.






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An old gas pump from Bodie, California.Resources

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