Ghost Towns: Yesterday & Today

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"Ghost Towns: Yesterday & Today" is a stunning photographic tour through North America s historic ghost towns. It s a magnificent tribute to the once bustling businesses and thriving villages across the continent, from the Wild West to the upper reaches of the Klondike to the East Coast s colonial settlements. In 192 pages of striking imagery and captivating stories, Ghost Towns: Yesterday & Today touches the past, celebrates the present, and resurrects a fragile, forgotten history.

Explore North America s historic ghost towns in this gorgeous pictorial journey. Ghost Towns: Yesterday & Today showcases the unique stories of ghost towns throughout the western United States and the rest of the country and continent, including:
Gold rush boomtowns of the 1800s, including Bodie, California, and Rhyolite, Nevada.
Southwestern ghost towns such as Bisbee, Arizona.
Northwest mountain towns and former gold outposts such as Bonanza, Idaho; ranching towns such as Bosler, Wyoming; and fishing and logging towns such as Bodie, Washington.
Midwestern mining towns like those found in the Black Hills of South Dakota, and farming towns like McGraw, Nebraska.
Early industrial Eastern towns (Batsto, New Jersey) and colonial settlements (Jamestown, Virginia).
Ghost towns from Canada and Alaska, abandoned since the last great gold rush of the Klondike, and plantation towns on Hawaii.

Rare and nostalgic photos chronicle the history of North American ghost towns, mixing with modern-day imagery and tales of the community, the culture, and the soul of each town. Ghost Towns: Yesterday & Today is an unparalleled presentation of North American history as you have never seen it.

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Gary B. Speck has been writing about ghost towns since 1968. His monthly column, "Ghost Town USA," has appeared in Western & Eastern Treasures magazine for more than 25 years. He is the author of the book Dust in the Wind -- A Guide to American Ghost Towns. Television credits include programs on CNN and The History Channel.

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"Ghost Towns: Yesterday & Today" is not only beautifully illustrated and informative, but is sure to satiate the most avid historian/ghost towner. In addition, it's simply a visual must for every coffee table in America. --Rosemary Anderson, Managing Editor, Western & Eastern Treasures magazine

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