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Charlotje19
04-08-2004, 09:33 AM
I have another question maby someone can answer. I have to write this paper on Ghost towns and tourism. Is ghost towning and important hobby in America? Does anybody know good sites on Ghost towns and the influence in Toursim and so on...

thanks in advance

Charlotte:)

Bob
04-08-2004, 10:56 AM
Do a "google" type search on "Rhyolite" and "Suzy McCoy" who is the BLM caretaker for the site! Rhyolite, was a huge success at the turn of the last century (1905-1907 were the glory days). The town of Beatty derives a far amount of tourism from Rhyolite! Suzy is one of the caretakers for BLM (A US Government agency which controls most of the land that Rhyolite sites on). SHe has a nifty website with lots of info and pictures.

Ghostdancer
04-08-2004, 01:25 PM
Charlotje19

Here is some info on Arizona Ghost Towns. (http://www.azghosttowns.com/nambrow.html)

Tom

High Desert Drifter
04-09-2004, 10:23 PM
Ghost town hunting is a growing hobbie and to some a way of life, unfortunately not everone who hunts ghost towns has the respect needed to keep this history alive for future generations, which has become a deep concern. ex. vandalism, relic hunters. You may want to check out the historic muesuem in Bridgeport Ca. (not sure if they have a web site, but you may be able to reach a historian by phone) I know that Bridgeport gets a ton of tourism traffic from those visiting
the ghost town of Bodie Ca.

High Desert Drifter

David A. Wright
05-18-2004, 06:41 PM
You might also check with the Interagency Center in Lone Pine, at the south end of town at the junction of CA136 and US395, across from the golf course.

one_bad_rover
08-10-2004, 09:48 AM
A gallery of towns and mines that grows by the week.
www.goldrushexpeditions.com (http://www.goldrushexpeditions.com)

thoughts or comments appreciated.