The Deserted Colorado Ghost Town With A Truly Toxic History

The town of Gilman rests high on the side of Battle Mountain in Colorado. It’s a former mining settlement that has fallen into ruin since being abandoned decades ago. The deserted town was once a thriving hub of industry, but was left to rot after a series of disasters.

Read on to learn more about the site, and check out the stunning images photographer Johnny Joo captured at this poisonous ghost town.

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The story of Gilman is both inspiring and tragic. Check out Johnny Joo’s new book Americana Forgotten for more incredible images of abandoned places around the country.