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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.
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Ghost TownsPhoenix, BC

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The city of Phoenix is no more. The townsite is now just a big hole in the ground, the final result of open pit mining of copper ore.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/9/2014

last visited: never

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Ghost TownsHB Mine Townsite - Salmo, BC

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First staked in 1910, what became known as the Hudson's Bay Mine operated, though not continuously, until 1978. Some forty years later a small town was built to house workers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 7/28/2014

last visited: never

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Ghost TownsSilver City, OK

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Once a little village along the famous Chisholm Trail, this town no longer exists.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/10/2014

last visited: never

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Ghost TownsChalybeate Springs -- E of Winnsboro TX

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All that remains of the ghost town of Chalybeate Springs is this historic marker

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 5/19/2014

last visited: 3/13/2014

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Ghost TownsBluffton - Ray County, MO

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Once the county seat, now gone

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 4/7/2014

last visited: never

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Ghost TownsPompeii Ghost Town - Campania, Italy

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One of the most famous ghost towns in the world, Pompeii was buried by the ash and pumice launched from Mount Vesuvius when it exploded in AD 79.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

location: Campania, Italy

date approved: 3/18/2014

last visited: 6/27/2014

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Ghost TownsZulch -- Madison Co. TX

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There are three Zulches here: the original town of Zulch (now a ghost town), the town of North Zulch, and the South Zulch Lake (built to supply water to steam locomotives, now a swimming hole).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/25/2014

last visited: 2/26/2014

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Ghost TownsGoldfield Mine - Apache Junction, AZ

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A town deserted and brought back to life as a tourist attraction

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dkestrel

location: Arizona

date approved: 2/7/2014

last visited: 4/26/2014

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Ghost TownsAldeia Abandonada de Funcho de Diante - Silves, Portugal

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Funcho de Diante was a small village near Silves.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RuiJSDuarte

location: Faro, Portugal

date approved: 1/24/2014

last visited: 7/11/2013

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Ghost TownsThree Forks, British Columbia

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This kiosk is on the south side of Highway 31, just east of the Sandon Road turnoff. It stands within the one time town of Three Forks.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 1/24/2014

last visited: 4/17/2014

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Ghost TownsGore, MO

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Named after an investor in the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad, when the railroad quit operations, it was not longer needed. Now a spot on the Katy Trail State Park, not a trailhead.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 1/10/2014

last visited: never

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Ghost TownsDover, Utah

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All that remains of the small pioneer community of Dover are the approximately 45 permanent residents left behind in the cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz

location: Utah

date approved: 12/18/2013

last visited: never

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Ghost TownsPêro d'Amigos - São Brás de Alportel, Portugal

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A lost village in the mountains of Algarve, in Southern Portugal

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Faro, Portugal

date approved: 11/21/2013

last visited: never

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Ghost TownsKayakoy - Fethiye, Turkey

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Kayakoy is one of the most significant ghost towns worldwide, located in the Turquoise Coast in Turkey, it was a victim of the Greek-Turkish agreement of 1923.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Turkey

date approved: 11/21/2013

last visited: 9/21/2012

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Ghost TownsMottsville, NV, USA

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All that is left of the town that grew up around Hiram Mott's ranch is the cemetery, with this historical marker as a remembrance of Mottsville, Nevada.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Chasing Blue Sky

location: Nevada

date approved: 10/29/2013

last visited: 8/7/2014

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Ghost TownsHarshaw, Az. - Ghost Town

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Harshaw is located South of Patagonia, Az. Harshaw was an active mining community from 1877 to 1903.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member outwest63

location: Arizona

date approved: 10/14/2013

last visited: never

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Ghost TownsFountain, South Dakota

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A ghost town north of Brookings, SD.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NGComets

location: South Dakota

date approved: 10/14/2013

last visited: never

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Ghost TownsSt. John - Putnam County, MO

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Sherman Township to contain Township 66, Range 20, except as above, and that part of Township 67, Range 20, lying in Putnam County, first meeting to be at St. John.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 10/14/2013

last visited: never

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Ghost TownsHalleck, Nevada ~ Ghost Town

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Halleck was the Central Pacific Railroad shipping point that supplied Fort Halleck with needed supplies.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz

location: Nevada

date approved: 9/25/2013

last visited: never

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Ghost TownsGlen Elgin, Ontario

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Ghost town now a conservation area

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member stinger503

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 9/18/2013

last visited: never

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Ghost TownsThe Town of Keno/Leno, Florida

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A rather cool area to explore and remember Old Florida. The grist mill exhibit is interactive and quite fun.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member the federation

location: Florida

date approved: 9/3/2013

last visited: 9/3/2013

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Ghost TownsWinston City - Tower, MN

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The marker is located at Tower Wayside Park, where Pike Bay Dr. and Hwy 169 meet.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougandSandra

location: Minnesota

date approved: 9/3/2013

last visited: 9/21/2013

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Ghost TownsWollseifen

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Wollseifen war eine Ortschaft auf der Dreiborner Hochfläche, unweit der ehemaligen NS-Ordensburg Vogelsang, im heutigen Nationalpark Eifel.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 7/31/2013

last visited: 9/12/2014

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Ghost TownsKimball, Bosque County, Texas

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Kimball was near State Highway 174 twenty miles northeast of Meridian in northeastern Bosque County. The ruins of a few of the buildings are preserved in Kimball Bend Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark

location: Texas

date approved: 7/23/2013

last visited: 1/18/2014

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Ghost TownsVirginia City, Montana

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Virginia City is a nineteenth century gold mining town in Madison County, MT. Now mostly a ghost town, it contains many buildings from as early as the 1860s.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 7/10/2013

last visited: 1/11/2014

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