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In Your Opinion, what constitutes a Ghost Town to you?
Posted by: Roscue2
Date: July 09, 2014 01:07PM
I ask this because I am sure many have a slightly differing idea of what makes up a true ghost town. To some it may need to have no one living or operating a business within a towns limits, while to others it may simply be a town that has barely anyone living there, and no businesses, ect. Of course, this second example could also be considered a semi-ghost town, but its up to the beholder for the most part.

IMHO, I consider a ghost town to be, for the most part, void of residents, and with no businesses in operation. So basically the town folk have to travel to a nearby town to buy supplies and what not.

So, what is a ghost town?



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Re: In Your Opinion, what constitutes a Ghost Town to you?
Posted by: chuck, ky
Date: July 16, 2014 04:56PM
from what i've read a lot of the better ghost town finds come from vacant fields and woods where a town once stood. some are also a lot smaller than they once were. good luck

Re: In Your Opinion, what constitutes a Ghost Town to you?
Posted by: chuck, ky
Date: July 18, 2014 06:19PM
today's tip of the day at losttreasure.com answers this question. good luck

Re: In Your Opinion, what constitutes a Ghost Town to you?
Posted by: Robert2300
Date: July 18, 2014 06:49PM
A Ghost town, in my opinion means NO ONE LIVES THERE any more. Unfortunately
the the term has come to mean a population of 0 to a handful...a town dying out. But
in my opinion it means zero, zilch, nada, completely deserted.

Here in Indiana, there are many town refered to as ghost towns but people still live there
meaning it is haunted by the living, albeit not many.
robt2300

Re: In Your Opinion, what constitutes a Ghost Town to you?
Posted by: Digdoggy
Date: July 24, 2014 08:06AM
For the sake of what we do, metal detecting Id consider a "Ghost Town" to be what was once there. An area containing more than 1 or 2 cellar hole or foudations.
Well that's MO anyhoo!
In films you'd expect to see a dusty old west delapitated strip of town completely void of people.
In the hobby of MDing you'd expect to see nothing. In fact id think the less you see the better. That should indicate very old.,
I've heard guys have found ghost towns or nice old cellar holes by seeing an impression in the forest and hitting old square nails and old ferrous material.



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Re: In Your Opinion, what constitutes a Ghost Town to you?
Posted by: Roscue2
Date: July 24, 2014 11:52PM
Thanks for all your opinions. Some interesting ideas, and I can see the light in all of them. :smile:

Re: In Your Opinion, what constitutes a Ghost Town to you?
Posted by: Connecticut Lovejoy
Date: August 15, 2014 10:21PM
A ghost town is where ghosts live.

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Re: In Your Opinion, what constitutes a Ghost Town to you?
Posted by: trojdor
Date: September 02, 2014 02:24AM
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Connecticut Lovejoy
A ghost town is where ghosts live.

:stretcher:

I like it.
:)

mike

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