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Ghost Towns & Abandoned Mines in Alaska, Arizona and Arkansas

The Ghost Town of Rush, Arkansas. In the 1890s this town was home to thousands of people and a booming zinc mining operation. The town died in the 1950s and is now a true American ghost town. In fact, it is the only ghost town listed on the National Register of Historic Places!

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Bodie Ghost Town: Spectres, Curses and "Arrested Decay"

The old mining settlement at Bodie in California. Dating back to around 1859. Bodie is frozen in a state of “arrested decay”, looked after as a historic park but not restored to its original condition.

Goldfield Ghost Town - Jail | Photo By Saija Lehtonen | Back in the 1890's Goldfield boasted 3 saloons, a boarding house, general store, blacksmith shop, brewery, meat market and a school house. Just when it looked like the town would outgrow Mesa, the vein faulted, the grade of ore dropped and the town died a slow painful death. After several unsuccessful attempts to reopen the mines, the town did come to life again from 1910 on and off until 1926.