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Ghost towns of the West / by Philip Varney and Jim Hinckley ; photography by Philip Varney and Kerrick James.

Varney, Philip, (author.). Hinckley, Jim, 1958- (co-author.). James, Kerrick, (photographer.).

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library 978 VARNEY (Text) 37500004413585 New Items Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780760350416
  • Physical Description: 336 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Voyageur Press, [2017]

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes index.
Summary, etc.: "Ghosts Towns of the West is the essential guidebook to the glory days of the Old West! Ghost Towns of the West blazes a trail through the dusty crossroads and mossy cemeteries of the American West, including one-time boomtowns in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. The book reveals the little-known stories of long-dead soldiers, American Indians, settlers, farmers, and miners. This essential guidebook to the historic remains of centuries' past includes maps, town histories, color and historical photographs, and detailed directions to these out-of-the-way outdoor museums of the West. Plan your road trips by chapter--each section covers a geographic area and town entries are arranged by location to make this the most user-friendly book on ghost towns west of the Mississippi. Ghost towns are within a short drive of major cities out West, and they make excellent day trip excursions. If you happen to be in or near Los Angeles, Phoenix, Las Vegas, or El Paso, for example, you ought to veer towards the nearest ghost town. Western ghost towns can also easily be visited during jaunts to national parks, including Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Crater Lake, Mount Rainier, Glacier, Yellowstone, and many others throughout the West. Ghost Towns of the West is a comprehensive guide to former boomtowns of the American West, covering ghost towns in eleven states from Washington to New Mexico, and from California to Montana. This book has everything you need to learn about, visit, and explore a modern remnant of how life used to be on the Western range"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Ghost towns > West (U.S.) > Guidebooks.
West (U.S.) > Guidebooks.
West (U.S.) > History, Local.
TRAVEL / United States / West / General.
TRAVEL / United States / West / Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, UT, WY).
TRAVEL / United States / West / Pacific (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA).

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