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Tag: Ghost Towns

Bombay Beach

Remember the previous post on Lake Havasu, Arizona’s vacation destination and version of Daytona Beach? Well… Lake Havasu is the…

Brenda AZ

13-miles east of Quartzsite is a tiny little, dust covered area called Brenda. If you are on the I-10 heading…

Quartzsite AZ

This town looks like a ghost town: creaky old sun bleached building are boarded up, fliers flap in the wind…

Oatman, AZ

Compared to California, Oatman’s Gold Rush came late and helped to pack a lot of history into one town’s lifespan….

Ludlow Ghost Town and Cemetery

As you meander down Route 66 towards Arizona from California, you’ll inevitably stumble upon a little place called Ludlow. There…

Calico Cemetery

The Calico Ghost Town by itself told me very little about the silver mining community that once existed there. The…

Calico Ghost Town

I left Route 66 and headed into the Mojave Desert to check out a former mining community now known as…

Kennedy Mine, Jackson

I’m sure that you’ve all heard the term mother lode. The term comes from the world of mining and refers…

Sunrise over Alviso

I’m introducing a new adventure series to my site. This week I was upgraded to a new “special” car: a…

Spanishtown and English Camp

Part 1: Almaden Quicksilver Park I mentioned in my last post that the New Almaden Mines were in operation from…

Almaden Quicksilver Park

The drive to the Almaden Quicksilver Park is breathtaking… but nothing compared to a hike though the park. I “walked”…

Big Valley

The only stop on the Prairie Railway Excursions journey is Big Valley — a cute little town on the verge…

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