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    New Article Published

    I have a new article coming out in Western and Eastern Treasures in October on a ghost town never before photographed. Keep an eye out for it. I'll be searching for another hopefully tomorrow as well as an old French "Fort" from 1680. It could actually be a blockhouse or trading post that was...
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    Michigan Ghost Towns

    BEAVER ISLAND, Charlevoix County Hidden in the Beaver Islands Archipelago in the far northeastern end of Lake Michigan, are old French and Mormon colonies, now long forgotten. Big Beaver Island was the headquarters for French trappers and hunters long before the first permanent settlement was...
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    BEAN BLOSSOM CREEK, Brown County, Indiana Village of Bean Blossom is on Bean Blossom creek, at the junction of SH 135/45, five miles north of Nashville (south of Indianapolis). Placer gold mining took place along this creek from the 1870s-early 1900s. Whether or not any small mining camps...
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    How to Read an Abandoned Cellar Hole

    Just got done writing an article on How to Read Old Homesteads in which I explain some of my secrets of success over the last 45 years. I'm primarily a ghost town hunter so I sure find enough of them. Check it out and let me know what you think or add your tips and tricks to the thread. Thanks...
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    New York Ghost Towns

    ADIRONDAK, Essex County, New York An old iron/titanium mining town. The last residents moved out in the late 1940's early 1950's. The oldest building goes back to 1830's. It is off County Highway 25, north of Newcomb, NY. N 44.088279 deg W 74.056064 deg. The town is also known as "Tahawus"...
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    New Hampshire Ghost Towns

    AMOSKEAG, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire This old milling community was located on an island in the middle of the Merrimack River inside the city limits of Manchester. This is one that we'll have to search for as I could not locate any record of exactly where it was.
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    Pennsylvania Ghost Towns

    Pennsylvania Ghost Town Video Ghost Towns
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    Kansas Ghost Towns

    ALBANY HILL, Nemaha County, Kansas An 1857-1871 era railroad town about 2.5 miles north of Sabetha, a half mile south of the junction of X4 Road/208th Road, and a mile west of US 75 (Acorn Road) at a point three miles north of Sabetha. Sabetha is a mile west of US 75, seven miles south of the...
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    Illinois Ghost Towns

    ALPINE, Cook County, Illinois Located 30 miles southwest of Chicago and three miles south of Orland Park. It was originally established as a Wabash Line Railroad station in 1891 (possibly as early as 1881). In 1910 Alpine was at its peak. In 1912 fire destroyed the store and two saloons...
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    Louisiana Ghost Towns

    CAMINADA, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana A seaport town on the mainland side of Caminada Bay was destroyed in an 1893 hurricane. It never recovered, and today the barren site is difficult to find.
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    What Ghost Towns Have You Hunted?

    Now-a-Days I try to stick to hunting ghost towns. I enjoy the solitude of the mountains here in Pennsylvania. I was recently up on the Sinemahonning River and as I had walked about 2 miles through the woods I saw 3 herds of Elk, 2 Golden Eagles and a wild trout stream with beautiful brook trout...
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    Minnesota Ghost Towns

    AURORA, St. Louis County, Minnesota The ORIGINAL SITE of this town of 2000 was located a mile north of the present town, at the site of the Meadow Mine. Nothing remains at the original site of this ghost iron-mining town. Present-day Aurora is a city of some 2000 citizens and over 80 businesses.
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    Michigan Ghost Towns

    BEAVER ISLAND, Charlevoix County, Michigan Hidden in the Beaver Islands Archipelago in the far northeastern end of Lake Michigan, are old French and Mormon colonies, now long forgotten. Big Beaver Island was the headquarters for French trappers and hunters long before the first permanent...
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    Vermont Ghost Towns

    AVERY'S GORE, Essex County, Vermont This community was in the northeast part of state, near Island Pond. It was disenfranchised in 1963.
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    Massachusetts Ghost Towns

    BANCROFT, Hampshire County, Massachusetts This old milling town was located along the east bank of the West Branch Westfield River. The Berkshire Tissue Mills, which operated here, closed in 1894. Other buildings included a meetinghouse, offices and a school.
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    Historic Aerial Maps from the 1930's - 1970's

    Hello Ghost Town Gang.... Here's a resource that I thought you would like to check out. I use this extensively to get the old Aerial photos from the late 1930's of an area and then compare it to more recent photos. I've found many towns that are completely gone today using this technique...
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    Nevada Ghost Towns

    AURORA, Mineral County, Nevada Rubble of this 1860s era gold mining town lies just east of the state line, about 25 miles southwest of Hawthorne, and 12 miles east of Bodie, California, on an unimproved road. Until the early 1950s this was considered the best ghost town in the state. But that...
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    Connecticut Ghost Towns

    Wow....I'm getting a late start today Feb. 8. 2013. Weatherman is calling for up to 3 feet of snow in New England so I had to make a quick trip up to Connecticut to rescue Betsy's Mom (Mother-in-Law) and get her out of there before the power goes out. Ct. has had 4 serious storms in 2 years with...
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    Texas Ghost Towns

    Howdy to the great state of Texas and all of the ghost town hunters in this region. I hope this will be a great resource for all of you. If you get out to some of these towns, how about shooting me some pictures; I'd sure appreciate it. Well here's to Texas! :beers: Cheers ACME, Hardeman...
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    Oregon Ghost Towns

    ANTELOPE, Wasco County, Oregon An 1860s mining supply center on SH 218, about 80 miles south of The Dalles. By the 1870s it had grown to where it added a post office, but in 1898 a fire wiped out most of the town, leaving only one original building still standing. The town rebuilt, but...