The Story Behind This Sad Wyoming Ghost Town Is Different Than Most

Wyoming’s history was built on mining, so it’s no surprise that the state is dotted with ghost towns left over from the mining boom in the 1800s. However, there’s one little abandoned Wyoming town with a different story to tell.

Jeffrey City was a mining town that enjoyed a heyday shorter than most. What’s more, it wasn’t gold, silver, copper, or even coal that had people flocking from all over the country to settle here. The precious metal mined in Jeffrey posed a health risk that led residents to desert the small town.

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Have you heard unique stories about other Wyoming ghost towns?