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Old 07-25-2003, 05:08 PM   #1
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If your making your way through the South Western United States then no trip would be complete with out checking out some Ghost Towns, These old abandoned towns offer a history lesson into what it was like to be a Cowboy or Cowgirl, a Gold Miner, A Bar Tender Or Shop Keep, a Lady of the Night.... Billy the Kid or Buffalo Bill might have made thier way through these places. These towns over time have died in population but thrived in being a unique place to visit.

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hey that is really cool!!! seriously, i didn't know that there really were actual ghost towns.
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Dude, that site rocks! Thanks!

I love the old west and old American history. Back in `95 we took a family trip from Seattle and all throught the wester U.S., and the place that I loved the most was Tombstone, famous for the ol gunfight at the OK Corral(Wyatt Earp, Doc holliday, etc...). It was nice to be standing where they actually had the most famous gunfight showdown in Amercian history.
They´ve managed to keep tombstone looking almost exactly like it was back then, except now it´s filled with lots of tourists

That link will be quite helpful as I´m here in Nevada and wanting to find exactly that- old ghost towns and mining cities to explore B)

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C-Dude... awesome post. I have visited a few old towns in other areas, but have always wanted to go check out the ghost towns of the west. Someday I will get out there.
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My favourite ghost town is Randsburg, a shanty town outside of Johannesburg - but it's in the Mojave Desert in California, not S. Africa. Another wierd place in the Mojave is Boron, source of borax, and home to the 20 Mule Team Museum. (Yes, I'm talking about 20 mule team Borax, of washing up fame.) I have never seen so many paintings of mule teams in my life, nor do I ever expect to again. This place is the definition of strange. My favourite is entitled "Gone but not Forgotten", which is just too bizarre - please if anyone goes there - or has been there, comisserate with me. These are not bus/train destinations - you need a car, or maybe a mule to get around. But if you're into quirky, this is about as pure as you can get.
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