This Ghost Town Jail In Arizona Will Bring Out Your Adventurous Side
Arizona is home to over 200 ghost towns, many of which have lost nearly all evidence of having ever been populated. However, the tiny town of Gleeson – though only home to only about five people – is still alive, and reminders of its heyday have been impeccably preserved. While it might be a mere blip on the map near Tombstone, it’s also home to one of the oldest and longest-standing jails in the entire state, which definitely deserves a visit.
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Have you ever been to the old Gleeson Jail? Are there any other ghost towns in Arizona with a well-preserved history, despite hardly anyone living there? Let us know in the comments below!
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Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and changed her major twice (psychology, computer science, and finally criminal justice) before taking a leap of faith and dropping out to pursue a career in freelance writing.
Today, Katie writes for the Texas and Arizona pages of OnlyInYourState.com and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee, watching a crime TV show or scary movie.
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