Ghost Towns of the Mountain West: Your Guide to the Hidden History and Old West Haunts of Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and (Google eBook)

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MBI Publishing Company, Jul 4, 2010 - Travel - 320 pages
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The Rocky Mountain and Great Basin states are the heart of ghost-town country. Once-bustling pioneer outposts, mining camps, lumber towns, and railroad villages stand today as reminders of the glory days of gold rushes, industrial progress, and that pioneering spirit of the Old West. This book guides readers to the fascinating and scenic ghost towns of Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Nevada. Varney highlights popular tourist destinations as well as out-of-the-way spots unfamiliar even to natives of the region. Maps, historical background, and stunning color photographs bring to life dozens of ghost towns and provide practical information for exploring this fascinating chapter of American history.

  

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there is a quite a bit of ghost towns in Idaho like Silver city, Idaho. Read full review

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Contents

Title
4
Dedication
5
CONTENTS
6
TO THE READER
9
THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND THE GREAT BASIN
15
GHOSTS OF THE FIRST BONANZAS
19
PIKES PEAK OR BUST
57
GHOSTS OF THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS
81
GHOSTS OF BIG SKY COUNTRY
185
GHOSTS OF ZION
227
GHOSTS OF THE SILVER STATE
255
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
308
GLOSSARY
309
BIBLIOGRAPHY
312
INDEX
314
ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND PHOTOGRAPHER
320

FOLLOWING THE GHOST TRAILS
113
GHOSTS OF THE GEM STATE
141

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About the author (2010)

Long-time ghost-town hunter Philip Varney is the author of six ghost-town guides, including Ghost Towns of Colorado, Ghost Towns of Northern California, and Ghost Towns of the Pacific Northwest. He is a regular contributor to Arizona Highways magazine and frequently leads travel groups on ghost-town tours. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.

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