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Bodie, California

Calico, CA This former silver-mining town in Southern California peaked in the 1880s, but started declining when the price of silver dropped in the 1890s. It was a ghost town by 1907. The town’s restoration began in the 1950s, under the direction of Walter Knott, of Knott’s Berry Farm fame. Today, Calico is a San Bernardino County Park, but you can still see one-third of Calico’s original buildings.

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The Scariest Places in America

The Scariest Places in America | BODIE, CALIFORNIA | Considered one of the country's most authentic ghost towns, this Gold-Rush– era mining settlement still has about 100 structures standing, including a jail, firehouse, and church. It's part of the California and is in a state of "arrested decay," meaning nothing has been touched since it was designated a historic site in 1962.

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Travel guide to Nevada’s best ghost towns

There are more ghost towns in Nevada than towns occupied by the living. By that count, it would take you years, if not a lifetime, to explore all the ghost towns in the state. If you want to whittle that task down to something more manageable, here are 6 awesome spots to get started.

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10 Abandoned Places You Can (Legally) Explore Today

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Ghost Town: Bannack, Montana

A crooked sheriff, stagecoach robberies, vigilante justice and hangings galore. . .no wonder everybody left town! Read the remarkable story of the rise and fall of Bannack, Montana in my blog!