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Yuma County, Arizona

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  • Castle Dome Landing

30 miles north of Yuma

Castle Dome Landing was a supply point for waterborne supplies which were then taken to the Castle Dome Mountain Mines about 15 miles east. At it's peak, the town had a post office, general store, saloon, hotel, stage stop, smelter, and various residences. the town went ghost around the turn of the century.

 

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Ghost Towns of Arizona


  • Fortuna

45 miles southeast of Yuma

Fortuna was a loose mining camp that sprang up around the Fortuna Mine, near Camino Del Diablo (Road of Death). There was a hotel and saloon, but most "structures" were tents and shacks.. The town went ghost in the early 1900's.

 

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Ghost Towns of Arizona


  • Gila City

20 miles east of Yuma

Gila City was a mining camp that sprang up around the gold fields of the area. A few buildings were erected and the town had the usual array of saloons, stores, and residences. The town went ghost when it was destroyed in a flood in 1862.

 

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  • Harqua Hala

12 miles saouth of Salone

Harqua Hala was a mining town for mines of the Harquahala Mountains, such as the Bonanza and Gold Eagle. The Boomtown businesses included the usual lot for a mining town, including saloons, stores, boarding house, residences. The town went ghost several times, but stayed ghost about 1932.

 

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Arizona Treasure Hunters Ghost Town Guide

Ghost Towns of Arizona


  • Harrisburg

5 miles southeast of Salone

Harrisburg was a mining and milling town for local mines. The town had the usual amount and selection of businesses, including stores, saloons, post office. the town went ghost in the early 1900's.

 

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  • Kofa

Kofa (King of Arizona) was a mining town for the King of Arizona Mine. It had a mill bunkhouse, saloons, general stores, and a school. When the mine played out, the town went ghost, about 1928.

 

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Arizona Treasure Hunters Ghost Town Guide

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Ghost Towns of Arizona

American Traveler: Ghost Towns of Arizona


  • La Paz

7 miles north of Ehrenberg

La Paz was both a mining town and supply landing, and eventually became the county seat. Population reached about 1500 at it's peak. Businesses included brewery, harness maker, blacksmith, barber, general stores, saloon, shipmaster, and more. The town went ghost about 1875.

 

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Arizona Treasure Hunters Ghost Town Guide

Buried Treasures You Can Find

Ghost Towns of Arizona


  • Norton's Landing

Norton's Landing was a river landing on the Colorado River for the Red Cloud. There was a small smelter, general store, and post office. The town went ghost about 1894.

 

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Arizona Treasure Hunters Ghost Town Guide

Ghost Towns of Arizona


  • Olive City

14 miles south of Ehrenberg

Sometimes known as Olivia, or Bradshaw's Ferry, the town of Olive City was near a ferry landing on the Colorado River. With a population of 19, there were about a dozen buildings. The town went ghost about the late 1880's.

 

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Arizona Treasure Hunters Ghost Town Guide

Ghost Towns of Arizona


  • Planet

10 miles east of Parker Dam

Planet was a mining town for the local mines. The town had few businesses, including general store, saloon, and a few others. The town went ghost about 1921.

 

More information can be found in

Arizona Treasure Hunters Ghost Town Guide

Buried Treasures You Can Find

Ghost Towns of Arizona


  • Polaris

37 miles southeast of Quartzite.

Polaris was a mining camp for the North Star Mine. The town had the typical businesses for a mining camp. The town went ghost about 1914.

 

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Arizona Treasure Hunters Ghost Town Guide

Ghost Towns of Arizona


  • Silent

21 miles north of Yuma

Silent was a milling town, which grew around the Red Cloud Mine. Businesses included general stores, hotel, and post office. Many homes were literally dug into the hill sides rather than built due to the scarcity of wood. the town went ghost about 1884.

 

More information can be found in

Arizona Treasure Hunters Ghost Town Guide

Ghost Towns of Arizona


  • Swansea

30 miles east of Parker

Swansea was a mining town for Clara Consolidated. The town was modern by mining town standards, with electric lights, automobile dealer, but had the usual selection of general store, saloons, etc. The town went ghost about 1924.

 

More information can be found in

Arizona Treasure Hunters Ghost Town Guide

Ghost Towns of Arizona


 

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