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GHOST TOWN USA is a large website incorporating five basic subject areas:
This site map for GHOST TOWN USA’s website should help you navigate these pages, and aid you in moving about our web site.
NOTE: Beginning in 2014, I started transferring many files into a different format to feature photos and other graphics on the same page as the vignettes. As this is a time-consuming process, some links and backlinks might be down or messed up. IF you find one, please let me know. I am doing this to enable photos to appear on the page, rather than as links. I have noticed that if multiple photos are linked on one page, often times the links get messed up. Toyah, TX and the Tintic Mining District, UT are two examples I have recently discovered. Therefore, the change in formatting.
GHOST TOWN USA’s HOME (INDEX) PAGE
o Details (typical for each section)
· Sub-sub details
o Sub-sub-sub details
· GHOST TOWNS
· LICENSE PLATE COLLECTING
· MORENO VALLEY (CA) HISTORY
· TREASURE HUNTING
PLEASE NOTE: Any photos of these families will be listed under the individual family, NOT independently as the ghost town photos are
§ Neville, Newland, Nicholas
§ Orban/Urban, Owens
· GHOST TOWNS
o ANOtHER ONE BITES THE DUST – ghost towns that have recently disappeared, been seriously damaged, or for some reason are no longer accessible.
o Classifications of Ghost Towns
o CLASSIFICATIONS of Ghost Towns in PDF format
o Definitions of terms used in Ghost Towning.
o Definitions page in PDF format
o flooded Ghost towns. (Drowned under water in reservoirs, the ocean or along lakes/rivers.)
o Ghost Town of the Month
§ Current Ghost Town of the Month
§ Index of Past Ghost Towns of the Month (Also itemized under appropriate states)
NOTE – NO photos are listed here. ALL are listed in the PHOTO GALLERY – SEE link below
· Two Guns
Timeline for the City of
· Individual sites (EXCLUDING Mariposa Co.)
o Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Co.
o Alum Rock Park, Santa Clara Co.
o Amboy, San Bernardino Co.
o Bagdad, San Bernardino Co.
o Benton & Benton Hot Springs, Mono Co.,
o Bodie, Mono Co.
o Camp Dunlap, Imperial Co.
o Carson & Colorado Railroad, Inyo Co.
o Coloma, El Dorado Co.
o Dale Mining District, Riverside Co.
o Darwin, Inyo Co.
o Death Valley, Inyo Co.
o Desert Center, Riverside Co.
o Desert Shores, Imperial Co.
o Cima (2 photos only at this time)…SEE Photo Gallery - below
o Eagle Mountain, Riverside Co.
o Gertrude, Madera Co.
o Harmony, San Luis Obispo Co.
o Kearsarge, Inyo Co.
o Kelso, San Bernardino Co.
o Knights Ferry, Stanislaus Co.
o Little Lake, Inyo Co.
o Llano del Rio, Los Angeles Co.
o Manzanar, Inyo Co.
o Maricopa, Kern Co
o North Shore, Riverside Co.
o Randsburg, Kern Co.
o Red Mountain, San Bernardino Co.
o San Francisco area Forts
o Shasta, Shasta County
o Slab City, Imperial Co.
o Tumco, Imperial Co.
· Mariposa County (index and listing)
o Alphabetic Listing of Sites
o Individual Towns
Dreams (Info on the upcoming Ghost Town
Guide to the
o Imperial County Ghost Towns (Need info)
Sea An outline guide to the ghost
towns of the
o Salton Sea Marinas (Need info)
· St. Elmo
· US350 (Ghost towns along this highway)
· Pelan (Reader contributed information)
· Individual Locations
· Index Of Group Locations
· State-Wide Alphabetic Listing
· County-by-County Listing
o Adair, Andrew, Atchison, Audrain, Barry, Barton, Bates, Benton, Bollinger, Boone, Buchanan, Butler, Caldwell, Callaway, Camden, Cape Girardeau, Carroll, Carter, Cass, Cedar, Chariton, Christian, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cole, Cooper, Crawford, Dade, Dallas, Daviess, DeKalb, Dent, Douglas, Dunklin, Franklin, Gasconade, Gentry, Greene, Grundy, Harrison, Henry, Hickory, Holt, Howard, Howell, Iron, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Laclede, Lafayette, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Linn, Livingston, McDonald, Macon, Madison, Maries, Marion, Mercer, Miller, Mississippi, Moniteau, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, New Madrid, Newton, Nodaway, Oregon, Osage, Ozark, Pemiscot, Perry, Pettis, Phelps, Pike, Platte, Polk, Pulaski, Putnam, Ralls, Randolph, Ray, Reynolds, Ripley, St. Charles, St. Clair, Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, St. Louis, Saline, Schuyler, Scotland, Scott, Shannon, Shelby, Stoddard, Stone, Sullivan, Taney, Texas, Vernon, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Worth, Wright
§ New York
· Sewell (Reader contributed information)
§ Washington D.C. (Coming Soon)
GPS Coordinates for the ghost towns and other locations featured in my monthly Ghost Town USA column in Western & Eastern Treasures Magazine.
§ 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989,
§ 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
o Historic Trails & Routes of Travel
o Index - Ghost Town USA Columns
This is an index to all of the ghost towns that have appeared in my monthly Ghost Town USA column as well as my other articles in Western & Eastern Treasures Magazine from 1980 through the present.
§ Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Canada, International, Research & other misc articles.
Touring the ghost towns along America’s back roads and Blue Highways.
· Part 1: Bishop CA – CA/NV state line
· Part 2: CA/NV state line to Tonopah, NV
· Part 3: Tonopah to Warm Springs, NV
· Part 4: Warm Springs, NV to NV/UT State Line
· Part 5: NV/UT State Line to the Tintic Mining District, UT
· Part 6: The Tintic Mining District to Price, UT
§ US Highway 80: Yuma to Gila Bend, AZ
· Part 1: Yuma to Mohawk
· Part 2: Mohawk - to Gila Bend
Index of STAND-ALONE (not including photos on PDF pages) Ghost Town photos featured on this site. They are itemized on that page due to the sheer number of photos now being posted. Genealogy related photos are listed in the appropriate Genealogy section with the appropriate families (above). License plate photos are listed below in the License Plate Collecting section.
§ Ghost Town Definitions - NOT itemized on Photo Gallery page
· Adit, Board & Batten Construction, Classic Ghost Town (Bodie, CA), Company housing, Downtown Core, False front, Headframe (Miami, AZ), massive headframe (Homestake Mine, SD), Notices of Location for lode and placer claims, small headframe (Tonopah, NV), Open pit mine (Homestake Mine, SD), Road Town (Currant, NV), Tipple (Atlas Mine, Alberta, CAN)
§ Ghost Town Details - NOT itemized on Photo Gallery page - Individual photos listed on page with appropriate states.
§ State-by-State Listing. Because of the increasing number of photos in this section, they are no longer itemized here. Go to the Photo Gallery index page for that listing.
· Newspaper article about 100 years of license plates in CA
· Tag-A-Long (ALPCA Southern California Regional) newsletter article about City of Los Angeles Trash Truck Plates
§ Victoria Includes links to numerous photos of Victorian plates in my collection
Includes many photos
Includes many photos
North American membership coordinator for NPCC
§ Cover Photo of recent newsletter
§ Membership application form
· MORENO VALLEY, CALIFORNIA HISTORY
o FACEBOOK PAGE for folks interested in the history of Moreno Valley, CA
o Historic Timeline Covers the pre-1883 period through current
o Photos of various documents:
§ A City is Born Newspaper headline, November 14, 1984.
§ Yes on Incorporation Bumper sticker from incorporation advocates.
· Butler’s Lost Gold Cache, Amador Co.
· Lost Gunsight Lode, Inyo Co.
· Lost Silver on Owens Lake, Inyo Co.
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FIRST POSTED: September 12, 2003
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