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    Default Casa Grande Ruins

    Sticking this in Other Section. Not sure if a 13th Century Hohokum ruin qualifies as a Ghost town.
    The Great House and other structures are made of caliche. The settlement was a ruin by the time that the Spanish found it in the 16th Century. A stage coach line ran right past it before it became protected by law. Early travellers often carved their initials into the walls. One is not allowed to enter the Great House, a three story dwelling these days.
    All in all, a very impressive relic built by a vanished tribe. If you find yourself in the Coolidge area in Arizona, it is worth the visit.




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    Four more.




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    Cool! It counts as a ghosttown in my book!
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    This is the stuff allright.
    Not only does it qualify as a ghost town but also as ancient history. It was buitl so well the spanish explorers couldn't understand how it was done. They thought it was made of concrete, better quality than the Romans could do. It still had a functional roof when the spanish explorers found it.
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    It's a fascinating ruin!

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    I'll say it again....WOW, what a country! Love it or leave it, folks!
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