The abandoned town of Ludlow, Colorado was once a flourishing railroad and coal-mining town made famous by the nearby Ludlow Massacre in 1914. Ludlow, located about 12 miles north of Trinidad, began sometime in the 1890s and a post office was established in 1896. Early on, Bressan’s Stagecoach line ran past the Bear Canon Coal mine, daily Read More ...
“I will promote mining interests to the best of my ability because their prosperity is the prosperity of the nation.” — President Abraham Lincoln, 1865 Sitting on the side of Battle Mountain about 12 miles southeast of Avon, Colorado is the old company town of Gilman. The now abandoned town was originally founded in Read More ...
Hastings, Colorado, got its start as a railroad station in 1889 and quickly developed into a coal mining camp, founded by its owner the Victor American Fuel Company, Colorado’s oldest mining company. However, mining had occurred at the site since the 1870s. A railroad was constructed here by the Canon de Agua Railroad Company, Read More ...
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As Legends of America travels across the country, we love to visit ghost towns, gathering history and taking photographs. From Bodie, California to Bloom, Kansas; Ruby, Arizona to Arena, North Dakota, we hope you enjoy a virtual tour through the ghost towns of the American West.
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Dave and Kathy during their visit to Tombstone, AZ in 2007
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