Arizona Ghost Towns and Mining Camps

Author: Philip Varney
Publisher: Arizona Highways
ISBN: 9780916179441
Category: Travel
Page: 136
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A guide to ghost towns and abandoned mining camps in Arizona includes historical photographs, a color portfolio, regional maps, descriptions, and directions to each site.

Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of New Mexico

Author: James E. Sherman,Barbara H. Sherman
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806111063
Category: History
Page: 270
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Given in memory of Ethel A. Tsutsui, Ph.D. and Minoru Tsutsui, Ph.D.

Western Places, American Myths

How We Think about the West
Author: Gary J. Hausladen
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 9780874176629
Category: History
Page: 343
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Twelve scholars from different disciplines consider popular perceptions about the American West in order to interpret the region's geography as well as its enduring element as a part of American culture. Reprint.

Arizona and the Grand Canyon

Author: John Gattuso
Publisher: Langenscheidt Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781585731695
Category: Travel
Page: 350
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This book provides everything you'll ever need in a guide book. It is an inspiring background read, an invaluable on-the-spot companion and a superb souvenir of your visit. Evocative photography: Insight Guides are renowned for their great pictures, which vividly convey a sense of everyday life. Illuminating text: Expert writers bring to life Arizona's history, culture, parks, arts, food and, above all, its people. Incisive evaluations: From the overwhelming beauty of the Grand Canyon and Indian Country to the bustle of Phoenix and Tucson, it's all here. Detailed, cross-referenced maps: All sites are clearly highlighted and numbered in relation to the text. Full listings: All the travel details, hotels, restaurants and phone numbers you'll need.

Southern California's Best Ghost Towns

A Practical Guide
Author: Philip Varney
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806126081
Category: Travel
Page: 152
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The ghost towns of Southern California-some dramatic and nearly intact, others devastated-are well worth visiting. Most are remnants of once-colorful mining towns, though there are also railroad towns, a World War II relocation center, a promoter's swindle, and a failed socialist colony. Some excellent attractions remain. One of the best-preserved stamp mills in the West is in Skidoo. Smelters, homes, stores, and the remarkable wooden American Hotel can be found in Cerro Gordo, which the author calls "California's best true ghost town." Seasoned back-roads traveler Philip Varney, who has visited nearly a hundred ghost towns in the area, provides a down-to-earth and helpful guide to more than sixty of the best in Southern California and nearby Inyo and Kern counties. He defines a ghost town as a town with a population markedly decreased from its peak, one whose initial reason for settlement no longer keeps people there. It can be completely deserted, have a resident or two, or retain genuine signs of vitality, but Varney has eliminated those towns he considers either too populated or too empty of significant remains. The sites are grouped in four chapters in Inyo County, Death Valley, the Mojave Desert and Kern River, and the regions surrounding Los Angeles and San Diego. Each chapter provides a map of the region, a ranking of sites as "major," "secondary," and "minor," information on road conditions, trip suggestions, and tips on the use of particular topographic maps for readers interested in more detailed exploration. Each entry includes directions to a town, a brief history of that town, and notes on its special points of interest. Current photographs provide a valuable record of the sometimes fragile sites. Southern California's Best Ghost Towns will be welcomed both by those who enjoy traveling off the beaten path and by those who enjoy the history of the American West.

Ghost Towns of the Mountain West

Your Guide to the Hidden History and Old West Haunts of Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and
Author: Philip Varney
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 1610600908
Category: Travel
Page: 320
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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.

Ghost Towns of the Southwest

Your Guide to the Historic Mining Camps and Ghost Towns of Arizona and New Mexico
Author: Jim Hinckley,Kerrick James
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 1616738952
Category: Travel
Page: 256
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For centuries, the stunning panoramas of Arizona and New Mexico served as the backdrop for a veritable cavalcade of human history. From Anasazi cities built within towering canyon walls to early outpost villages of an expanding young nation, the Southwest served as the home to a range of communities that first thrived and ultimately demised in the region's rugged, sprawling landscapes. Today, the Southwest lures visitors with its majestic natural scenery and links to a fascinating chapter in our nation's history. In Ghost Towns of the Southwest, Jim Hinckley and Kerrick James present the colorful stories, colorful characters, and colorful landscapes that bring to life these landmarks of our past.

Ghost Towns of Colorado

Your Guide to Colorado's Historic Mining Camps and Ghost Towns
Author: Philip Varney,John Drew
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 9780896584167
Category: Travel
Page: 160
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Pictorial Discovery Guides from Voyageur Press provide focused coverage of popular destinations, landmarks, and heritage sites. Pictorial Discovery Guides offer an appealing combination of expert yet down-to-earth text and memorable color photography. Engaging, anecdotal, yet historical guidebook.

Ghost Towns of Arizona

Author: James E. Sherman,Barbara H. Sherman
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806108438
Category: History
Page: 218
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A pictorial survey of the past history of more than one hundred former mining towns in Arizona


Author: John R. Park
Publisher: N.A
Category: Mineral industries
Page: N.A
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Backcountry Adventures Arizona

Author: Peter Massey,Jeanne Wilson
Publisher: Adler Publishing
ISBN: 1930193289
Category: Travel
Page: 573
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Beautifully crafted, high quality, sewn, 4 color guidebook. Part of a multiple book series of books on travel through America's beautiful and historic backcountry. Directions and maps to 2,671 miles of the state's most remote and scenic back roads ? from the lowlands of the Yuma Desert to the high plains of the Kaibab Plateau. Trail history is colorized through the accounts of Indian warriors like Cochise and Geronimo; trail blazers; and the famous lawman Wyatt Earp. Includes wildlife information and photographs to help readers identify the great variety of native birds, plants, and animal they are likely to see. Contains 157 trails, 576 pages, and 524 photos (both color and historic).

The Bonanza Trail

Ghost Trails and Mining Camps of the West
Author: Muriel Sibell Wolle
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1789120519
Category: History
Page: 497
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THIS is the story of the men who sought for gold, from California to the eastern rim of the Rocky Mountains. Mrs. Wolle writes colorfully of the unbelievable privations the men endured in penetrating the fastnesses of the high Sierra and the Rockies and in crossing the desert wastes of Arizona, Utah and Nevada; of the mines first discovered in New Mexico by Coronado and his men four centuries ago; and the first great rush that hit California in 1849. She follows the miners who poured in successive waves into the golden gulches of Oregon, Washington and Idaho, climbed to the deeper mines high in the mountains of Montana, Wyoming and Colorado, and dared at last to penetrate the Indian-infested Black Hills of South Dakota. It is doubtful if the vividness of this phase of history will ever fade for American readers. In personally following the trails of the pioneering prospectors, Mrs. Wolle finds her excitement continually renewed, as she stumbles upon mute evidence of past bloodshed, lust and struggle. It is this excitement which she conveys to her readers both in the text and in the more than one hundred on-the-spot drawings which show the towns and town sites with the eye of the nostalgic lover of this picturesque and courageous part of our national heritage. A guide book for the adventurous, THE BONANZA TRAIL will be attractive alike to travelers, American history enthusiasts and collectors of Americana. Nor will its pages soon be forgotten by the general reader. “THE BONANZA TRAIL is the fascinating and definitive book on the ghost and near-ghost towns of the Old West for which so many students and amateurs of Western Americana have been waiting. Like the once booming camps and diggings which are its subject, it is a repository of the wonderments, glories and pathos of pioneer times and romantic bonanzas....A book that, to the informed intelligence, is almost impossible to put down.”—LUCIUS BEEBE, The Territorial Enterprise

Red Light Women of the Rocky Mountains

Author: Jan MacKell
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 082634612X
Category: History
Page: 480
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Throughout the development of the American West, prostitution grew and flourished within the mining camps, small towns, and cities of the nineteenth-century Rocky Mountains. Whether escaping a bad home life, lured by false advertising, or seeking to subsidize their income, thousands of women chose or were forced to enter an industry where they faced segregation and persecution, fines and jailing, and battled the hazards of disease, drug addiction, physical abuse, pregnancy, and abortion. They dreamed of escape through marriage or retirement, but more often found relief only in death. An integral part of western history, the stories of these women continue to fascinate readers and captivate the minds of historians today. Expanding on the research she did for Brothels, Bordellos, and Bad Girls (UNM Press), historian Jan MacKell moves beyond the mining towns of Colorado to explore the history of prostitution in the Rocky Mountain states of Arizona, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Each state had its share of working girls and madams like Big Nose Kate or Calamity Jane who remain celebrities in the annals of history, but MacKell also includes the stories of lesser-known women whose role in this illicit trade nonetheless shaped our understanding of the American West.

Atlas Obscura

Entdeckungsreisen zu den verborgenen Wundern der Welt
Author: Joshua Foer,Ella Morton,Dylan Thuras
Publisher: Mosaik Verlag
ISBN: 3641207118
Category: Social Science
Page: 480
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Der außergewöhnlichste Reiseführer der Welt Der Atlas Obscura sieht nur auf den ersten Blick aus wie ein Reiseführer. Es ist vor allem ein Buch zum Lesen und Träumen – eine Wunderkammer voller unerwarteter, bizarrer und mysteriöser Orte, die gleichermaßen Wunderlust und Wanderlust hervorrufen. Jede einzelne Seite dieses außergewöhnlichen Buchs erweitert unseren Horizont und zeigt uns, wie wunderbar und schräg die Welt in Wirklichkeit ist. Fesselnde Texte, hunderte von fantastischen Fotos, überraschende Fakten und Karten für jede Region des Globus machen es nahezu unmöglich, nicht gleich die nächste Seite aufzuschlagen und weiterzuschmökern! Eine erstaunliche Liebeserklärung an die Welt, in der wir leben.

Day Trips® from Phoenix, Tucson & Flagstaff

Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler
Author: Pam Hait
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 149301692X
Category: Travel
Page: 320
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Rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip with Day Trips from Phoenix, Tucson, and Flagstaff. This guide is packed with hundreds of exciting things for locals and vacationers to do, see, and discover within a two-hour drive of these popular Arizona cities. With full trip-planning information, Day Trips from Phoenix, Tucson, and Flagstaff. helps makes the most of a brief getaway.