What You’ll Discover In These 8 Deserted Arizona Towns Is Truly Grim
Arizona is a pretty young state that didn’t see much American expansion until the mid-19th century. Arizona saw a rise in settlements during this time period, including an explosion of small mining camps that grew into boom towns. Some managed to survive into this century, like Jerome and Bisbee. Others, however, only lived a few short years before dying with the town’s collapsed economy or from other disastrous events. Read on to get an abbreviated history on some of these abandoned Arizona towns.
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Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at [email protected]
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