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Big Bend Area Ghosttowns : Ghosttowns and abandoned ranch sites in the Big Bend area of Texas.

Big Bend Area Ghosttowns

Brian

Ghosttowns and abandoned ranch sites in the Big Bend area of Texas.

Updated: May 15, 2011 11:36am PST

White Cloud, KS :

White Cloud, KS

Brian

Updated: Apr 16, 2011 8:47pm PST

Mineral Park AZ : Mineral Park's post office was established December 31, 1872 and discontinued June 15, 1912. Mineral Park was layed out in 1871 and became the biggest settlement in Mohave county, eventually becoming the county seat. The Mohave County Miner was the newspaper for the seven hundred people who lived here. There were doctors, lawyers, blacksmiths, a hotel, restaurant, carpenters and more. Mineral Park is located 30 miles north of Kingman, AZ set back into the Cerbat mountains. Currently the ghost town consist of 2 houses, 1 outbuilding, 1 set of stone foundations and a old stamp mill foundation.

Mineral Park AZ

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Mineral Park's post office was established December 31, 1872 and disco ...

Updated: Feb 21, 2011 4:48pm PST

Angora, NE : An unincorporated town located between Alliance and Bridgeport, NE.  Still has a post office.  Once was a depot stop on the CB&Q Railroad.  There was also a section foreman stationed here.  The most interesting building is the grocery/service station.

Angora, NE

Brian

An unincorporated town located between Alliance and Bridgeport, NE. S ...

Updated: Jul 11, 2010 8:44pm PST

Medicine Mound Texas :

Medicine Mound Texas

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Updated: Oct 21, 2009 1:03pm PST

Eureka, UT Mining District :

Eureka, UT Mining District

Brian

Updated: Mar 27, 2009 3:14pm PST

White Oaks, NM (Includes Jicarilla and Ancho, NM) : White Oaks, NM started out as a mining camp in the 1880's.  The town continued to grow and permanent building were constructed.  During White Oaks heydays, Billy the Kid was a frequent vistor.  He was involved in a couple of skirmishes which led to the citizens formig posses to track Billy down.  He managed to escape capture both times.

White Oaks, NM (Includes Jicarilla an...

Brian

White Oaks, NM started out as a mining camp in the 1880's. The town c ...

Updated: Jan 10, 2009 12:29pm PST

Dawson, NM : The Dawson, New Mexico Cemetery contains graves of the people who lived in the area, but also hundreds of white crosses of miners killed in mining disasters. Coal mines were first developed here in 1901 and Dawson became a home for miners from all over the world, especially Italy.

The first mining disaster occurred on September 14, 1903 when fire broke out in one of the mines and three miners were killed.  The next tradegy occurred October 22, 1913 when Stag Canyon Mine No.2 had an explosion. 263 men were killed. Almost ten years later, another mine explosion ocurred on February 8, 1923, killing 121 men. 

The townsite is on private property, so we were not able to get any photos of buildings.  The cemetary provided an insightful look into the lives of the residents in Dawson.

Today, the cemetery is dotted with some 383 white crosses honoring the men that were killed in the explosions of 1913 and 1923. Numerous other graves in the cemetery display old tombstones, showing a variety of nationalities. Unfortunately, there are yet more graves that are unmarked

Dawson, NM

Brian

The Dawson, New Mexico Cemetery contains graves of the people who live ...

Updated: Jan 10, 2009 11:19am PST

Buffalo Gap, SD : Buffalo Gap, SD was a cattle town along the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad and hosted businesses catering to a cowboy's needs.

Buffalo Gap, SD

Brian

Buffalo Gap, SD was a cattle town along the Chicago & Northwestern Rai ...

Updated: Jan 09, 2009 2:21pm PST

Cascade, SD : Cascade, SD was built in 1888 as a resort town with the anticipation that the Burlington & Missouri River Railroad would build its line through the valley to Hot Springs, SD.  The railroad chose another route due to developers asking high land prices.  The town began to decline in the earlier 1900's.  The Allen Bank Building is the only structure still standing.

Cascade, SD

Brian

Cascade, SD was built in 1888 as a resort town with the anticipation t ...

Updated: Jan 09, 2009 2:09pm PST