Results for - Ghost Towns

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Abandoned villages, towns or cities.

A ghost town is an abandoned village, town or city, usually one which contains substantial visible remains. A town often becomes a ghost town because the economic activity that supported it has failed, or due to natural or human-caused disasters such as floods, government actions, uncontrolled lawlessness, war, or nuclear disasters (image: Berlin, Nevada, example of a ghost town). Have you seen a ghost town before?

1. A ghost town is an abandoned village, town or city, usually one which contains substantial visible remains. A town often becomes a ghost town because the economic activity that supported it has failed, or due to natural or human-caused disasters such as floods, government actions, uncontrolled lawlessness, war, or nuclear disasters (image: Berlin, Nevada, example of a ghost town). Have you seen a ghost town before?

Yes
26%
423 votes
No
63%
1,031 votes
Undecided
4%
69 votes
Not Applicable
7%
118 votes
Some ghost towns, especially those that preserve period-specific architecture, have become tourist attractions (image: Bannack, Montana, USA, a well-preserved ghost town that is now a state park). Have you visited some of these ghost town attractions?

2. Some ghost towns, especially those that preserve period-specific architecture, have become tourist attractions (image: Bannack, Montana, USA, a well-preserved ghost town that is now a state park). Have you visited some of these ghost town attractions?

Bannack, Montana (United States)
4%
66 votes
Calico, California (United States)
5%
82 votes
Centralia, Pennsylvania (United States)
3%
47 votes
Oatman, Arizona (United States)
4%
62 votes
South Pass City, Wyoming (United States)
2%
38 votes
Barkerville, British Columbia (Canada)
4%
58 votes
Craco (Italy)
1%
22 votes
Elizabeth Bay and Kolmanskop (Namibia)
1%
10 votes
Pripyat (Ukraine)
0%
4 votes
Not Applicable
83%
1,358 votes
Ghost towns are common in mining or old mill town areas in the United States (image: 1881 Assay building in what was once Vulture City, a mining town in Wickenburg, Arizona, USA). Which States are you familiar with that have mining or old mill ghost towns?

3. Ghost towns are common in mining or old mill town areas in the United States (image: 1881 Assay building in what was once Vulture City, a mining town in Wickenburg, Arizona, USA). Which States are you familiar with that have mining or old mill ghost towns?

Arizona
18%
300 votes
California
20%
322 votes
Colorado
13%
210 votes
Minnesota
2%
41 votes
Montana
10%
166 votes
Nevada
14%
230 votes
New Mexico
11%
174 votes
Oregon
6%
92 votes
Washington
3%
55 votes
Wyoming
7%
111 votes
West Virginia
7%
115 votes
Not Applicable
59%
975 votes
Other (please specify)
2%
29 votes
The definition of a ghost town varies between individuals, and between cultures (image: Robsart Hospital, one of many abandoned buildings in Robsart, Saskatchewan). Which statement do you agree with?

4. The definition of a ghost town varies between individuals, and between cultures (image: Robsart Hospital, one of many abandoned buildings in Robsart, Saskatchewan). Which statement do you agree with?

A.) Some believe that any settlement with visible tangible remains should not be called a ghost town.
6%
98 votes
B.) Others say, conversely, that a ghost town should contain the tangible remains of buildings.
27%
439 votes
C.) A ghost town is simply "a shadowy semblance of a former self".
29%
474 votes
D.) N/A
38%
630 votes
12/14/2015 Travel 1641 22 By: msrcms

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