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 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 and Mining Camps of New Mexico


Author: James E. Sherman,Barbara H. Sherman
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806111063
Category: History
Page: 270
View: 1982

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Given in memory of Ethel A. Tsutsui, Ph.D. and Minoru Tsutsui, Ph.D.

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

New Mexico's Best Ghost Towns

A Practical Guide
Author: Philip Varney
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 9780826310101
Category: History
Page: 204
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This useful guidebook surveys more than 80 ghost towns, grouped by geographic area. First published in 1981 and now available only from UNM Press, it has been praised in particular for its instructions on how to reach even the most obscure sites. "An invaluable guide to anybody wanting to visit any of New Mexico's ghost towns."--Howard Bryan,Albuquerque Tribune

Ghost Towns of California

Your Guide to the Hidden History and Old West Haunts of California
Author: N.A
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 076034082X
Category: Travel
Page: 240
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"A guide to the best ghost towns of California. Once thriving, these abandoned mining camps and pioneer villages still ring with history. Philip Varney equips you with everything you need to explore these sites, including maps, directions, history, and photos"--Provided by publisher.

Ghost Towns and Historical Haunts in Arizona


Author: Thelma Heatwole
Publisher: Golden West Pub
ISBN: 9780914846109
Category: History
Page: 144
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Many areas are pocked with mines, pot holes, old wells. People have met their death by falling into such places. Don't forget the desert washes that flood and the quicksand that may lurk in riverbeds, streams and water holes. Be sure your vehicle can travel the terrain successfully. Even then, be careful. Gas, food, water and first aid supplies must be sufficient. Keep an eye out for snakes and other denizens of the remote country. Know the vegetation. Observe "no trespassing" and "keep out" signs. Don't get lost. Tell a friend or family member where you are going, and about when you will return. Know desert survival. Equip your vehicle with a citizen band radio for emergencies.

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.

Weird Arizona

Your Travel Guide to Arizona's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets
Author: Wesley Treat,Mark Moran,Mark Sceurman
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402739385
Category: Travel
Page: 253
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Focusing on the bizarre, a collection of entertaining, illustrated travel guides features a host of oddball curiosities, ghosts and haunted places, local legends, cursed roads, crazy characters, and unusual roadside attractions that can be found throughout the United States and around the globe.

Haunted Highways

The Ghost Towns of New Mexico
Author: Ralph Looney
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Travel
Page: 220
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Book is a combination of a guidebook and a history for more than two dozen ghost towns in New Mexico.

Ghost Towns of the Pacific Northwest

Your Guide to the Hidden History of Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia
Author: Philip Varney
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 1610587995
Category: Travel
Page: 224
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Ghost Towns of the Pacific Northwest is a guidebook to the best boomtowns of Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Once thriving centers for mining, fishing, logging, and national defense, these abandoned camps and pioneer villages still ring with history. Nowadays, these ghost towns are some of the best places to travel to, filled with fun things to do and see. Ghost town expert Philip Varney equips you with everything you need to know to explore these remnants of the past. Featuring color maps, driving and walking directions, town histories, touring recommendations, and stunning color photography, Ghost Towns of the Pacific Northwest details famous sites such as Port Gamble (Washington), Fort Steele (British Columbia), and Jacksonville (Oregon) — in addition to out-of-the-way gems like Holden (Washington), Sandon (British Columbia), and Flora (Oregon). Chasing down the ghost towns of the Pacific Northwest will take you from the seacoast high into the forests of the Cascade Range. You will view the magnificent Columbia River as it passes through Revelstoke, British Columbia, to its first entry into the United States in Northport, Washington, and to its dramatic meeting with the Pacific Ocean near Astoria, Oregon. See the region as you have never seen it before with this essential guidebook to the glory days of the Pacific Northwest!

Weird Oklahoma

Your Travel Guide to Oklahoma's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets
Author: Wesley Treat,Mark Sceurman
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9781402754364
Category: Reference
Page: 238
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Explores ghosts and haunted places, local legends, cursed roads, crazy characters, and unusual roadside attractions found in Oklahoma.

Ghost Towns of Route 66


Author: Jim Hinckley
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760338434
Category: Travel
Page: 160
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Ghost towns lie all along the Mother Road. The quintessential boom-and-bust highway of the American West, Route 66 once hosted a thriving array of boomtowns built around oil mines, railroad stops, cattle ranches, resorts, stagecoach stops, and gold mines. Join Route 66 expert Jim Hinckley as he tours more than twenty-five ghost towns, rich in stories and history. Includes directions for when you take your trip. Complemented by Kerrick James’ gorgeous sepia-tone and color photography. Explore the beauty and nostalgia of these abandoned communities along America’s favorite highway!

In Search of Fortunes

A Look at the History of Arizona Mining
Author: William Ascarza
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781938730696
Category:
Page: N.A
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This impressive volume on Arizona mining covers many historical aspects from mines to minerals to transportation and extraction methods. Thousands of miles of railroads were built in Arizona to sustain mining operations that formed the crux of the territory's and later the state's economy. Hundreds of towns in Arizona owed their longevity or in many cases their ephemeral existence based upon the productivity of the local mines. Extensive mapping of the territory was undertaken, not specifically for settlement but for mineral discoveries and for ensuring the ease of extraction from the ground to the market. Mining captivated the Native Americans, Spanish, Mexicans and later the great influx of American miners and pioneers who arrived in Arizona after the Gadsden Purchase of 1854. Since then, Arizona's economy and community has greatly benefited from mining enterprises resulting in heightened employment opportunities both mining related and supported along with an improved infrastructure of roads, railroads, bridges and dams, hospitals, schools, cultural and civic centers. Mining has also influenced state tourism and recreation as many of the forest service roads and highways were built for the purpose of connecting mines to refining facilities and on to market. Tourist destinations including the towns of Ajo, Bisbee, Jerome and Prescott, would not have their aesthetically appealing store fronts and town layout were it not for revenue generated from the local mining operations. Gem and mineral shows across the state including the annual Tucson Gem & Mineral Show and the Quartzite Show generate millions of dollars directly benefiting the hospitality industry and local and regional attractions. Over 250 mining related images appear in this volume to represent Arizona's place as one of the great mining centers and mineral producers in the world. This volume is a compilation of 105 articles published under the heading of "Mine Tales", a Monday column in the Arizona Daily Star. Broken down into three physiographic provinces, Arizona has a diverse mineral content that has enabled it to be at the forefront of the mining industry in the United States and the world. 9 x 12 inches, 160 pages.

Haunted Arizona

Ghosts of the Grand Canyon State
Author: Ellen Robson
Publisher: Golden West Pub
ISBN: 9781885590909
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 133
View: 4842

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A travel guide to haunted locations throughout the state of Arizona features black-and-white photographs, supernatural anecdotes, addresses and contact information of scary sites open to the public, and more.