Ghost Towns

Ghost Towns

We have all seen them, the abandoned towns that are scattered along the highway. We can choose to believe they were abandoned when resources were scarce, but some may have been deserted due to more devilish reasons; and many still have souls that live amongst what remains. We are here to tell you their stories.  Read on if you dare!!!!

August 24, 2016
Dastardly Deaths

Dastardly Deaths of the DeFeos

Amityville, New York is a small village in Babylon, Suffolk County.  At just under ten thousand people, it’s hard to imagine that such a small town […]
May 11, 2016

Courtland, Arizona

This ghost town was named after one of the owners of the Great Western Mining Company by the name Courtland Young and is located at the […]
May 11, 2016

Bannack, Montana

Located on Grasshopper Creek, this ghost town came into being after gold was discovered in the area in 1862 and got its name from the Bannock […]
May 11, 2016

Grafton, Utah

The ghost town of Grafton has been featured in a number of films including Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid which is a classic and In […]
May 11, 2016

Calico, California

This was home to the largest silver producer in California in the mid-1880s that was established after 4 prospectors from Grapevine Station set out to get […]
May 11, 2016

Rochester, Nevada

Rochester is the name given to a collection of three different mines namely Upper Rochester and Lower Rochester and Rochester Heights. Immigrants originating from Rochester, New […]
May 11, 2016

Wickes, Montana

In 1864, an unknown prospector identified the first mine which was called the Gregory at Wickes. It is believed the mines here are among the oldest […]
May 9, 2016

Silver City, Utah

Though it was known for the production of silver, this ghost town was viewed as part of Tintic Mining District and there were other minerals mined […]
May 9, 2016

Rimini, Montana

The ghost town of Rimini was known by several other names and these were Bear Gulch, Lewis and Clark, Colorado, Tenmile and Vaughn. This is where […]
May 9, 2016

Victor, Colorado

It is believed that Victor Adams was the earliest settler of this ghost town and that there was a mine named after him called Victor Mine […]
May 9, 2016

Cerro Gordo, California

This is where silver was discovered first in Owens Valley and is located 7 miles east of Keeler and 30 miles south of independence. Initially, Mexicans […]
May 9, 2016

White Oaks, New Mexico

Coal and gold was discovered here close to the Jicarilla Mountains turning White Oaks into a boomtown in 1879. It is located on the outskirts of […]
May 9, 2016

Vulture City, Arizona

This former city was the hub of the richest gold mine in the west where the Vulture Mine was located. This mine was one of the […]
May 6, 2016

Charleston, Nevada

This ghost town was originally Mardis and came up after the discovery of placer gold in the area in 1876. It was a town constructed in […]
May 6, 2016

Gila City, Arizona

Settlements were established in this town in 1858 a time when it was part of the New Mexico Territory. This city came into being when Colonel […]