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What This Drone Captured At This Abandoned Utah Place Is Truly Grim

Many of Utah’s ghost towns were abandoned by their residents when local mining went bust. This drone footage shows three such towns: Mammoth, Silver City and Goshen. These towns were once vibrant, bustling communities full of hard-working miners and their families. Unfortunately, Mammoth and Silver City are no longer full of life (unless you count the rattlesnakes, coyotes and other wildlife in the area). The grim reality for these boom towns was that they just couldn’t last forever.

Check out this drone footage shot by Todd Copeland and shared on YouTube.

These three abandoned places are fascinating, but also somewhat depressing. The people who once thrived with jobs in the mines of Mammoth and Silver City are all but gone, and those who worked at Tintic Standard Reduction Mill in Goshen were out of work almost as soon as they’d gotten jobs. What do you think about these three abandoned places?

Catherine Rees
Catherine is a lifelong resident of Utah. She's a writer, researcher and observer of the human condition.