The Westward expansion from the East to the unexplored West, thousand of pioneers moved westward to find a better life
for themselves and their families. Most of the ghost towns are located West of the Mississippi, especially in the states of California, Oregon, Nevada and Arizona. There are over 10,000 ghost towns in California alone.
Shopkeepers, farmers, trappers moved westward to the land of opportunity. Along the way West, many stop to establish small towns and trading posts. Many came to find their fortune in gold, silver and land. Unfortnately many towns
were abandon, leaving buildings and pieces of history behind.
Either the miners luck ran
out, or the towns could not support their meger living. There are many
have explored many such towns in my travels across the plains and the
deserts. Most of the towns are located
Bodie Ghost Town, California