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    Hey folks, I am thinking about building a ghost town on some land I own in Nevada. interested parties should contact me and if there is enough interest from decent people I'll go from there. Joseywales_2002@yahoo.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joseywales View Post
    Hey folks, I am thinking about building a ghost town on some land I own in Nevada. interested parties should contact me and if there is enough interest from decent people I'll go from there. Joseywales_2002@yahoo.com
    If it helps in your research, you may want to search on Bumble Bee, Arizona.

    This was also a manufactured ghost town. I've been there, and its pretty interesting.

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    I'm puzzled here. How can you build a failed town and with people even?
    "Life is a constant oscillation between the sharp horns of dilemmas."

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    If you're not gesting, it may be because you're picturing the literal version of a ghost town. And you're right of course. One cannot simply build a real "ghost town". That is unless it's built on top of a haunted cemetery.

    Knott's of Knotts Berry Farm built a tourist ghost, near Barstow, CA by relocating period buildings from various sites to what is now Calico.
    "Ghost towns" such as Cerro Gordo are being refurbished or reconstructed one historic bldg at a time.

    I think what the poster has in mind is constructing replicas of period buildings. Some lumber companies even specialize in selling old planks salvaged from demo'd historic or just old tired structures.

    I'm now tossing my 2 cents into the hat.

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    Ah, well that makes a little more sense. Thanks!
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    You're welcome. Now if I'm wrong you can't scoff because it was only worth 2 cents, and that's hardly worthy of scoffment. I think the cut off now is 7 cents.

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    Inflation...Inflation. Will it ever end? Speedy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel View Post
    I'm puzzled here. How can you build a failed town and with people even?
    It was built as a touist trap. After a few decades, it started decaying, and now it might be a "real" yet "fake" ghost town at the same time!

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    if you need good examples and if there is anyone on the forums from Globe AZ or plan on traveling through there.. There was a Ghost Town Built a while back near the Fairgrounds which there is a prison there now...

    They have town dances and events there during the Rodeo and several other events.. (not sure if they still do)

    But the name of the Town is

    Two-Bits and its pretty cool it even had at one time not sure if its still there but old Presses from the Silver Belt Newspaper..

    I do know in the summer there are tons of Rattlers there.. but it would more than likely serve as a good example to help with idea...

    so someone might be able to get some pics for you.

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    Default Goldfield AZ

    look here - not a real ghost town but good example of what could be done. http://www.rockymountainprofiles.com/goldfield_az.htm
    I am sure there are more pictures of Goldfield if you do a google search.
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