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Dyea, Alaska

At the foot of Chilkoot Pass, Dyea boomed in the early years of the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush, then died suddenly when the railroad from Skagway over White Pass was completed.

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The one remaining building in the gold rush town of Dyea, a propped-up false front

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, west of Skagway, Alaska

August 26, 2010
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Mayo, on the Silver Trail in the Yukon Territory

Mayo is a very recent ghost town, still patrolled by security guards

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The abandoned mining town of Elsa, a rich silver mine from 1903 to 1989

east of Mayo on the Silver Trail, Yukon Territory, Canada

August 28, 2010
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Barkerville, British Columbia

Barkerville was the destination for the Cariboo Gold Rush that opened up the interior of British Columbia. It is now an elaborate living history interpretation, one of the top tourist destinations in the northern part of the pprovince.

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The Williams Creek Schoolhouse and the Church of Saint Saviour, at the lower end of the main street in Barkerville

Barkerville, British Columbia, Canada

August 17, 2010
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Sandon, British Columbia

Way back in the Columbia Mountains, Sandon has survived succesive floods and a few fires. It was used as a prisoner of war and Japanese relocation camp in World War II, and now attracts a few tourists.

 thumbnail - Sandon's City Hall

Now serving as a visiotr center, when open.

Sandon, British Columbia, Canada

August 25, 2013
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Champoeg, Oregon

 thumbnail - Street corner signs are all that remain of the original settlement of Champoeg

Street corner signs are all that remain of the settlement of Champoeg

Champoeg State Park, Oregon

June 14, 2006
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Champoeg

Ghost town of Custer on the Yankee Fork

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Stamp mill and other mining artifacts at the ghost town of Custer

Land of the Yankee Fork State Park, Idaho

July 28, 2005
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Salmon River

Nevada City, Montana

Though nearby Virginia City thrives on tourism, Nevada City consists of a one-street commercial ghost town.

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Log cabin boarding house with two-story outhouse

, Montana

July 1, 2000
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Nevada City

Moose, Wyoming

Never more than a cluster of buildings around the Snake River ferry at the south end of Jackson Hole, Moose is now maintained as an historical exhibit by the park service.

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The historic store remains mostly intact and authentic, a token of life here a century ago

Menors Ferry National Historic District, in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

July 3, 2013
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Moose

South Pass City, Wyoming

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, Wyoming

July 3, 2008
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South Pass City

Independence, Colorado

Just a few buildings remain to mark the settlement around the Indpendence Mine, noted as one of the highest elevation towns in the Rockies.

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The old general store in the ghost town of Independence

east of Aspen, Colorado

July 21, 2009
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Shasta, California

 thumbnail - Main Street, Shasta, now highway 299

What was once the broad Main Street of the gold rush era town of Shasta is now now highway 299, connecting Redding to Weaverville.

, California

May 4, 2001
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Shasta Ghost Town

North Bloomfield, California

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Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park, California

June 11, 2012
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Coloma, California

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Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, Coloma, California

June 13, 2012
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Marshall Gold Discovery at Coloma
Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park

Columbia, California

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Columbia State Historic Park, California

June 14, 2012
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Columbia - Part One
Columbia - Part Two

Allensworth, California

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The barber shop at the African American town of Allensworth

Colonel Allensworth State Historical Park, California

March 30, 2008
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Colonel Allensworth State Historical Park

Bodie, California

 thumbnail - Dechambeau Hotel and I.O.O.F. Hall in Bodie

Bodie State Historic Park, California

October 12, 2015
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Bodie Ghost Town - Part One
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CerroGordo, California

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The American Hotel in Cerro Gordo

Cerro Gordo in the Inyo Range, California

March 2, 2002
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The Semi-Ghost town of Cerro Gordo

Darwin, California

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Corner of Market Street and Main Street in downtown Darwin

in the Darwin Hills west of Panamint Valley, California

March 21, 2009
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The Ghost Town of Darwin

Panamint City, California


Skidoo, California

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Death Valley National Park, California

March 16, 2013
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Skidoo

Calico, California


Berlin, Nevada

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Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, Nevada

July 16, 2009
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Berlin-Icthyosaur State Park

Rhyolite, Nevada

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John S. Cook and Company Bank building, Rhyolite Ghost Town.

near Beatty, Nevada

March 6, 2012
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Rhyolite Ghost Town

Old Irontown, Utah

 thumbnail - Ruins of one house are all that remain of once thriving Irontown

Ruins of one house are all that remain of once thriving Irontown

, Utah

July 9, 2007
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Old Irontown Historic Site

Grafton, Utah

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The ghost town of Grafton

, Utah

May 17, 2006
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