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    Default Ghost town pics

    While any pics are appreciated, some on the ghost town pictures are way outdated from 1990 or early 2000's. And the locations no longer look as good as that, or in some very few cases work has been done recently and actually improved an old building or two. Or may be that a location is now on private land or been "blocked" usually closed by the BLM nazi's via the so called "Desert Protection acts". This is a long way of asking is there a way to update the pages?
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    I suppose that can only be done by viewers donating newer photographs. Because those early photos were not all taken by this site's founders. They were donated by many individuals. In the earliest days of GT.com, it was quite a painstaking task to get photos approved, put up and took considerable time.

    And actually, photos taken in the 1990s and 2000s (and earlier) are now historical in a relative sense, and continue or preserve a historical link to those sites now greatly changed or now vanished. I actually enjoy seeing historical photos taken during a town's heyday, those taken during decline, those taken after ghosting, those taken in modern times, and those taken today. They preserve the continuity of historical locations covered on this website.

    Because even without the negative impacts of human hands, they will not be there tomorrow. Because in time nature will erase all.
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    Yeah I am considering putting up a site ghost-towns.org

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    Had Camera would travel!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbruce View Post
    While any pics are appreciated, some on the ghost town pictures are way outdated from 1990 or early 2000's. And the locations no longer look as good as that, or in some very few cases work has been done recently and actually improved an old building or two. Or may be that a location is now on private land or been "blocked" usually closed by the BLM nazi's via the so called "Desert Protection acts". (Example Ryan) This is a long way of asking is there a way to update the pages?
    I agree. I have a lot of photos from from the Dust Bowl region, mainly eastern Colorado and western Kansas. Some were taken in ghost towns not even listen here.

    I'll post a few pictures now and get to some others later.



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    Default Monument, Kansas

    Monument, Kansas is in Logan Count, 9 miles west of Oakley on old Route 40. It's in the #1 quadrant of the Kansas map.

    Top left: Abandoned house on the south end of town, about two blocks from Route 40.
    Top right: An old church with its roof collapsed. It stands next to the house (above).

    Second row left: A large vacant house on the north side of Route 40 near the old train tracks.
    Second row right: This photo was taken of the "downtown" area from Route 40 (Baker Street) and Fifth Street, looking across Route 40 facing south.

    Bottom: an old gas station near the center of town, north side of Route 40.



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    Default Page City (unincorporated) Kansas

    Page City is an unincorporated town in Logan County, western Kansas. It is 16.5 miles west of Oakley on old Route 40. There appear to be a few residents, but I wouldn't vouch for it. Mostly the town is abandoned, with a good part of it vanished. Still numerous buildings and ruins remain.

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    This is the view of what was once "downtown" Page City. It is along Route 40 with virtually all of the buildings on the north side of the highway.

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    This is another view of the town center, or what's left of it. The building appears to be an old store or saloon of some kind.

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    The best-preserved building in Page City is the old bank (above).


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    Above is another deserted business location in Page City.


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    Another view of what used to be the business hub, Page City, Kansas.

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    Default Page City, Kansas (continued)

    If you are driving west from Oakley, Kansas (toward Colorado) on old Highway 40, you'll see the Page City sign. To your right (north) will be large, concrete grain elevators, and to the left (south) a small abandoned home. Those are the landmarks.

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    Above is the old house on the south side of Route 40, Page City, Kansas.

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    Old grain elevator, north of Highway 40, Page City, Kansas.

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    A long-vacant frame house in Page City.

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    Another old house near the center of Page City, Kansas

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    Default Winona, Kansas (Logan County)

    Winona is located on Highway 40 in western Kansas. It is about 23 miles west of Oakley and 31 miles east of Sharon Springs. It is partly populated but mostly abandoned. There are several buildings on the main street (Belleview Avenue, which runs north to south), most of them unoccupied.

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    Above: A section of Belleview Avenue, the old business district in Winona, Kansas.

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    Another abandoned building in the Winona, Kansas town center.

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    Belleview Avenue, Winona, Kansas - another view.

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    Winona, Kansas, an old house with curtains blowing in the wind.


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    Default Wallace Kansas (Wallace County)

    Wallace Kansas is on old Highway 40 between Oakley, Kansas and the Colorado state line. It is nine miles east of Sharon Springs and 45 miles west of Oakley. The town is on the north side of the highway. There are residents, but most of the town is abandoned. You'll find lots of ruins here.

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    Photo above shows deserted grain elevators off Highway 40 in Wallace, Kansas.


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    Above: A part of the old business district in Wallace, Kansas.


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    An abandoned store in Wallace, Kansas.


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    Center of town, Wallace, Kansas.


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    The north end of Wallace, Kansas.

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