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SO, WHAT IS A GHOST TOWN?

"A Ghost Town is a town or community that at one time had a commercial or population center,

and is either wholly abandoned or faded greatly from its peak, and now is just a shadow of its former self."

 

 

All ghost towns can be categorized into five basic classes based on what remains at the site.

 

 

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CLASS A

Barren site

 

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Class B

Rubble and/or roofless building ruins

 

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Class C

Classic Ghost Town

Completely abandoned town with standing buildings,

some or all with roofs.  May also have a caretaker.

 

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Class D

Semi/near ghost towns

Will have a small resident population and many abandoned buildings.

 

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Class E

Busy historic community

Many historic buildings AND a much reduced population than the boom years.

 

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Class F

Not a stand-alone classification, but an addition to any of the above.

It usually designates a restored town, state park, or indicates some other “additional” status.


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