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The Deserted Colorado Ghost Town With A Truly Toxic History

The town of Gilman rests high on the side of Battle Mountain in Colorado. It’s a former mining settlement that has fallen into ruin since being abandoned decades ago. The deserted town was once a thriving hub of industry, but was left to rot after a series of disasters.

Read on to learn more about the site, and check out the stunning images photographer Johnny Joo captured at this poisonous ghost town.

The story of Gilman is both inspiring and tragic. Check out Johnny Joo’s new book Americana Forgotten for more incredible images of abandoned places around the country.

Sophia
Massachusetts native. Freelance writer and strawberry eater. Get in touch: smitrokostas@onlyinyourstate.com.