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Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of New Mexico by James E. Sherman
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Jan 15, 09

bookshelves: new_mexico, history
Recommended for: back roads traveler
Read in January, 2009, read count: ongoing

The picture on the cover? One of my favorite ghost towns. Because, you see, it really is a ghost. There is one building left, and you are looking at it. Standing alone on the side of a hill, high in the mountains often shrouded in fog. The town it was once a part of was one of the wildest damn places in the West, boasting at least one murder a day. The thing I like about this guide book is it makes the connections to nearby towns and doesn’t consider its subject as an isolated objective.
The book is well illustrated and informative. Directions are plain and simple—and correct for the most part. This is a pretty good companion if you are backroading and looking for old mining towns. There are a few in here not included in other books on the subject.
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