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Ghost Towns Alive

3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  6 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
The first book of the twenty-first century on New Mexico's ghost towns, this illustrated survey is based on research, interviews, and the travels of author Linda Harris and photographer Pamela Porter. They have divided the state into eleven regions comprising seventy ghost towns, from the Santa Fe Trail and Colfax County in the north to the southern mountains and the boot ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by University of New Mexico Press
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Patrick Gibson
Jan 15, 2009 Patrick Gibson rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: day trippers
Shelves: history, new_mexico
Damn it! I just realized I have ANOTHER book on ghost towns, after listing two others (one of which is great). Well, this one is easier to talk about because it really isn’t (though it is) a guide per se. The book is better produced than the others with a greater historical background to the sites. Also—most of these sites still have some form of human habitation so they are not really ghost towns (that would explain the Alive! part). Take Pinos Altos for example—one of my favorite places—but th ...more
Peter Tillman
Jul 26, 2016 Peter Tillman rated it liked it
Shelves: own-copy
Reread notes: a pretty good history of NM, as revealed in ghost and semi-ghost towns. Good photos, but all in black and white. Plus it's printed on matte paper, so the photos don't pop.

So: a book I wanted to like more than I did. I bought it while we lived in NM, but didn't use it for touring. And I don't think I've read that much of it.

Nice signed copy, inscribed to both of us by the author and photographer.
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