Calico, CA    This former silver-mining  town in Southern California peaked in the 1880s, but started declining when the  price of silver dropped in the 1890s. It was a ghost town by 1907.

Calico, CA This former silver-mining town in Southern California peaked in the 1880s, but started declining when the price of silver dropped in the 1890s. It was a ghost town by 1907.

This Haunting Road Trip Through America’s Ghost Towns Is One You Won’t Forget #ladyd2929 #McCrow  usa-abandoned-map

This Haunting Road Trip Through America’s Ghost Towns Is One You Won’t Forget #ladyd2929 #McCrow usa-abandoned-map

Island Hashima (Ghost Island), Japan Abandoned since 1974, Mitsubishi built this remote island around a large coal deposit, where is housed 5,000 residents. Today it has a post-apocalyptic atmosphere, and tourists are free to roam this empty ghost town.  COOL!

Island Hashima (Ghost Island), Japan Abandoned since 1974, Mitsubishi built this remote island around a large coal deposit, where is housed 5,000 residents. Today it has a post-apocalyptic atmosphere, and tourists are free to roam this empty ghost town. COOL!

Old General Store, Golden ghost town, Southern Oregon I love old ghost towns, and I've never been to Oregon, so this seems like a good idea.

Old General Store, Golden ghost town, Southern Oregon I love old ghost towns, and I've never been to Oregon, so this seems like a good idea.

Terlingua, Texas Ghost Town was a Mercury mining town until 1946. Not long after, the town was abandoned. An amazing cemetery remains in one of the darkest spots in the US. Great for photographing the Milky Way and a little spooky Kelly DeLay Photography

Terlingua, Texas Ghost Town was a Mercury mining town until 1946. Not long after, the town was abandoned. An amazing cemetery remains in one of the darkest spots in the US. Great for photographing the Milky Way and a little spooky Kelly DeLay Photography

A crooked sheriff, stagecoach robberies, vigilante justice and hangings galore. . .no wonder everybody left town! Read the remarkable story of the rise and fall of Bannack, Montana in my blog! http://stargazermercantile.com/ghost-town-bannack-montana/

A crooked sheriff, stagecoach robberies, vigilante justice and hangings galore. . .no wonder everybody left town! Read the remarkable story of the rise and fall of Bannack, Montana in my blog! http://stargazermercantile.com/ghost-town-bannack-montana/

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