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    Hey everybody!
    I'll be driving from Dallas to Los Angeles at the end of January. That means I'll be heading through New Mexico and Arizona. What is the BEST ghost town in these states? Your input is much appreciated.
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    Have you given any thoughts to what roads you plan to take and how much time you have?

    Should be interesting to see the responses you get. This is one I want to watch. Most of my AZ experience dates back 40 years ago and much of what I liked and saw is now gone.
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    My friend: You gotta be kiddin'. You've found the finest GT site in North America , and you wish for some GTin' angel to tell you the gospel.... Well, pilgrim, you're in the right spot. Lots of folks can help. A trip from Dallas to LA could pass you by many points of interest. Get off the interstates, many, many more. Gosh, you've asked a question which, with a little work on your part, just on this site, will answer. One person's best ghost town is the next person's yawner. But I assure you, my, friend, that you've a good startin' place. The Old Judge

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    Doe's this mean a return to TX ghost town trip is also possible? The guys in the previous posts are right on. How about Jerome, AZ. Not a ghost by any means but historical and interesting. You could choose a number of smaller haunts in the region. I've only been to a few other places in AZ., Bumblebee, Chloride, Cerbat and Oatman. Good luck.
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    Ruby in Santa Cruz County and Vulture in Yavapai County, both in Arizona are great places to visit.

    You need Philip Varney's book GHOST TOWNS AND MINING CAMPS OF ARIZONA.

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    Kinda quiet from the Pilgrim that commenced this thread. Any thoughts from ya friend? Makin' any progress on yer own?? Still there?? OJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by JuneNY
    Ruby in Santa Cruz County and Vulture in Yavapai County, both in Arizona are great places to visit.

    You need Philip Varney's book GHOST TOWNS AND MINING CAMPS OF ARIZONA.
    Got his book from my sister for Christmas. She still lives in AZ. Guess I will use it for my next trip to AZ. Good Book
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    In addition to Ghost Towns and Mining Towns of Arizona there is also one for New Mexico which is also by Phil Varney.

    Would recommend these as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by akorngiebel
    Hey everybody!
    I'll be driving from Dallas to Los Angeles at the end of January. That means I'll be heading through New Mexico and Arizona. What is the BEST ghost town in these states? Your input is much appreciated.
    Thanks!
    Well it looks like all us old devils must have scared off the pilgrim... ****, getting from Dallas to El Paso is a major drive. He should just stop there.
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    I'm from El Paso myself. Not sure how its growing instead of turning into a ghost town. But i currently live in Ft worth, its about a 9 hour drive from here to there and theres lost to see in El Paso. Theres a ghost town there called smelter town, not much but alot of history. Also as soon as you leave El Paso, take the state highways around Anthony New Mexico

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