Arizona's ghost towns exemplify man's courage, tenacity, and perhaps even foolishness in his search for wealth. Inevitable by-products of the development of gold, silver, copper, and other mineral deposits in Arizona, some of these communities mushroomed overnight into a hodgepodge of tents and makeshift homes, while others developed over a period of years into tidy, well-planned town sites. Whatever their design, intent, or purpose, when their existence was no longer profitable they slipped into the category of ghost towns.
Ghost Towns of Arizona was written by James E. and Barbara H. Sherman. They did not start out to write a book, they just wanted to visit all the ghost towns in Arizona but needed to gather more historical information, maps, photos, etc. The information they gathered turned out to be much more than they anticipated and so they turned their research in to this book.
The book is the 1st Edition, 2nd printing and is dated 1970. Although it was printed a while back, one online review states that most towns are still available for the public to visit. I have two of this exact book and will be keeping one. Being a new resident of Arizona, I've already used one and visited several sites by using the maps, directions, and history listed in the book. Printed by University of Oklahoma Press
The book is softcover measuring 8.5 by 11 inches with 211 pages and is in wonderful condition. There are no rips, tears, or writing inside. There is a small return address label on the inside of the front cover.
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