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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
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
· Class B...rubble and/or roofless building ruins
· Class C...standing abandoned buildings (with roofs), no population, except maybe a caretaker.
· Class D...semi/near ghost towns. A small resident population, many abandoned buildings.
· Class E...busy historic community, yet still much smaller than in its boom years.
· Class F...Not a stand-alone class, but is an addition to any of the above. This class usually designates a restored town, state park, or indicates some other “additional” status.
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