You’ll Love Visiting Arizona’s 7 Most Notorious Ghost Towns
Arizona is home to nearly 300 ghost towns, some also indiscernible from the landscape. While it can be tough to figure out what some of these once lively towns looked like or how daily life operated, there are some towns that are well-documented, thanks in part to their notorious histories. Today, we’re going to take a look at seven such towns that earned a reputation, most for their lawlessness and propensity for violence.
Please note: some of these locations gained notoriety for being a ghost town but have grown enough in recent years to shed that status. However, we still think they deserve a spot on this list for their historical significance.
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How many of those towns have you visited before? Is there another you would add to this list?
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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