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Ghost Towns in the American West

Old Aug 31, 19, 9:31 pm
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Ghost Towns in the American West

Any ghost town hunters here? I think they are so fascinating and visit them whenever my travels allow me.

I have been to the majority of the ghost towns in Utah, as well as several in northeastern Nevada and western Wyoming. There are always more to visit.

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Old Sep 4, 19, 11:32 am
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Originally Posted by GW McLintock View Post
Any ghost town hunters here? I think they are so fascinating and visit them whenever my travels allow me.

I have been to the majority of the ghost towns in Utah, as well as several in northeastern Nevada and western Wyoming. There are always more to visit.

-J.
southern NV has some neat ones and most are easy hikes to get to such as St. Thomas: https://www.nps.gov/lake/learn/natur...mas-nevada.htm

Most of the others are silver boomtowns and many have ruins of buildings.
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Old Sep 4, 19, 11:38 am
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Not just ghost towns and not just in the West, but this might be of interest:
https://www.atlasobscura.united-states-of-abandoned-places
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Mostly any town if you want food after 9pm.
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Hi,

From Las Vegas if you take a tour to Death Valley some tours stop at Rhyolite which I found to be fascinating

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/rhyolite-ghost-town

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Old Sep 4, 19, 5:50 pm
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Looks like I need to head over to Las Vegas! The last time I was there for any period of time, I visited Rachel, NV which is not a ghost town. It happened to be the final annual Rachel Day (after that they stopped celebrating because the "young generation was not interested"), and I visited the back gate of Area 51. That was pretty neat.

Also on my list is to visit some of the atomic towns that were built during the atomic bomb tests during the Cold War.

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This past weekend I was in SLC for a wedding. While in the area I visited Dover and Clarion. Dover has a few abandoned structures on the wrong side of a fence, but it's still pretty neat. Clarion is a mix of old abandoned houses and farms. I came up to what I thought was an abandoned house only to be greeted by a herd of very timid sheep.

I decided to take UT-89 back north, which allowed me to drive through Spring City where I saw a few old buildings, but that town is very much alive. The highlight was getting to visit Thistle again. A small path has been created in the reeds so you can really see the submerged house. I took an excellent panoramic shot that really shows off the entire structure. I'll share it here if I ever upload these photos.

Overall I considered the day a success. I just wish I had a nicer car

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