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FC: Ghost Towns of the Old West
1: the promise of fortune
2: Bodie, California | After gold was discovered by William Body in 1859, it became a slowly populating mining camp.
3: In 1867, Bodie experienced its own gold rush. Population increased dramatically. Bodie became a thriving city, with over 65 saloons, a red-light district, and a Chinatown. After all the mines had been cleared, the town emptied with it.
4: Arizona has the largest number of ghost towns, including what some consider the most famous ghost town, Tombstone.
5: Arizona saw heavy immigration in the 1850's-1870's due to the discovery of gold, silver, and other precious minerals in the mountains. After these resources were exhausted, the population became sparse.
6: South Park City, Colorado | A living history museum
7: Ryholite, Nevada | after gold was discovered, the town flourished.
8: Shakespeare | New Mexico
9: Lake Valley, NM
10: But mining is dangerous... | and danger is expensive
11: Once the resources were gone, no one needed to stay... | So the towns were abandoned and soon emptied out