A Visit To This Arizona Ghost Town Will Make You Feel Like You’ve Traveled Back In Time
Like visiting long-forgotten places that are slowly drying up under the Arizona sun? You’ll actually find a ton of places like this around the state in varying states of decay but if there’s any place that is a goldmine for them, it would have to be southeastern Arizona. Home to towns like Tombstone, Bisbee, and Tucson—all iconic places that have each earned their place in Arizona history—you’ll find plenty of ghost towns nearby.
One place we’re going to look at today sits just a short distance from Tombstone and one of the better-preserved ghost towns you’ll encounter.
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Fairbank is located along State Route 82, approximately 71 miles southeast of Tucson and just a stone’s throw away from Tombstone. You can find driving directions to the ghost town at this link.
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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