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    Question Towns that gained status of being "Ghost Towns"

    I was just curious about old towns that were inhabited before gaining status of being "Ghost Towns."

    I would like to know what were the last towns (their names) and in which State? i.e., AZ, CA, NM, CO, etc.

    I know of Cisco, Utah which was left to abandonment and vandalisim in the '70's.

    Does anyone have such a list in which status was attained?

    Thanks,

    TC-NM

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    I know of a couple in Colorado.

    Keota, Colorado was abandoned around 1999 due to depopulation; it lost it's postal code back in the 1890's if I recall correctly, but the railway didn't leave until the 1970's and the last two inhabitants stayed until 1999 (or so I hear)

    Gilman, Colorado was abandoned in 1984 by order of the EPA due to contamination related to lead and zinc mining.

    Not really a Ghost Town per se, but there's an abandoned college campus in Colorado (Rockmount College) which I documented in my Blog

    There's quite a few other towns on the eastern plains of Colorado that have been more recently abandoned, but some mountain towns have actually been re-inhabited recently.
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    Thistle, Utah was inhabited until the 1980's when a massive landslide struck and buried it. Parts of town escaped the landslide but were flooded. It is now a shooting range for our local sheriffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TC-NM View Post
    I was just curious about old towns that were inhabited before gaining status of being "Ghost Towns."

    I would like to know what were the last towns (their names) and in which State? i.e., AZ, CA, NM, CO, etc.

    I know of Cisco, Utah which was left to abandonment and vandalisim in the '70's.

    Does anyone have such a list in which status was attained?

    Thanks,

    TC-NM

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    Thanks for the Info. Sorry it to so long to reply. If there are any other folks out there with leads, please respond.

    Thanks again,

    TC-NM

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