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The Historical Guide to Utah Ghost Towns

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Ghost towns: the shadowy remains of a town’s former life and activity; its houses, schools, and churches left behind, to dry and crumble in the arid winds of Utah. Carr presents more than 150 such sites across the state—towns formed around mines, railroads and agriculture—but nevertheless there remains a nagging suspicion that there are still ancient, forgotten villages ...more
Paperback, 174 pages
Published October 30th 1987 by Western Epics (first published June 30th 1972)
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White
Aug 31, 2009 White rated it it was amazing
If you are looking for a place to discover some of Utah's pioneer or mining history, this is the place to look. Now out of print, this book can still be found in used book stores. It has the story and passionate history of little towns that were born and died, some reborn again.

One hobby of ours is to investigate old ghost towns, if we're really lucky we can pick up old railroad nails, and such. In a way, it's like a little time machine. It's like "getting connected".

This book is accurate and
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Laurie
Apr 27, 2012 Laurie rated it really liked it
I was looking for a completely different book when this caught my attention. Though I picked it up from the library, I wasn't expecting to get into it very much. To my surprise I became vastly intrigued by the snapshots of some of Utah's ghost towns.

Carr takes us on a journey through towns either long gone, or barely there, starting from the north on down through the south. Each town rises for a few simple reasons: a stop along the railroad, a mining town, or a site for farming.

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Sarah
Mar 12, 2015 Sarah rated it it was amazing
This is a great book which compiles information otherwise not found. It's a little dated so I would love to see someone go through and update the info and print a modern version. Still a great guide to have on hand though for those who like ghost towns. I didn't read through every word, but I went through every page much like you would a guide. Some of the towns that perked my interest I read about in depth while others I just skimmed. I'm excited to get out and see some of these towns and learn ...more
Michael
Nov 22, 2013 Michael rated it really liked it
Great information on lost Utah towns. A friend and I visited several towns described in this book. It really makes the scene come alive when you have some of the story behind what you are shooting pictures of.
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