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Old 11-30-2009, 06:08 PM
 
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Arizona Highways had an article about ghost towns a while back. Here's a link to a book they sell.

Arizona Ghost Towns and Mining Camps
https://www.shoparizonahighways.com/store/products/index.cfm?action=detail&productid=6757&rtntype=cat &catid=5&pname=&price=&start=1&searchby= (broken link)

Here's a wikipedia entry on AZ ghost towns.
List of ghost towns in Arizona - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 11-30-2009, 08:36 PM
 
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Great links AZDreamer! This is turning out to be a really good thread.
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Old 12-01-2009, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Little Rock AR USA
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I was thinking about a quick trip to AZ just for the purpose of photographing an abandoned ghost town. I may also use a local model as well. Can anyone tell me where the best abandoned ghost towns are located? Or perhaps the greatest concentration....you know bang for my buck on a quick trip.

I would be flying in so which ever city was closest would be best.

Also, safety. Is that a concern? I assume many of these towns are in remote locations.

Thanks for any suggestions.
My Dad was a working Arizona cowboy and when I visited him we would spend a couple weeks looking at ghost towns and old mining camps.

All your responders gave good info, but for photos of an unoccupied ghost town, your best bet is Ruby. As your responder stated, it is on private property, and behind locked gates, but a point of contact may still be Pima College in Tucson. At one time they gave guided tours and may still have a point of contact for an individual's access.

Another interesting little community is Steins, on I-10 on the New Mexico side of the Arizona border. It was a railroad construction community, but the last time I was there it was occupied. Most of the residents were "artist" and "hippies" and I don't mean that to be derogatory, only descriptive. You will also find them in most of the "occupied ghost towns".

Good luck and good hunting. I wish I could go with you and be your guide! Dad and I spent many, many wonderful days rambling around Arizona, especially south of Tucson.
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Old 12-01-2009, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Little Rock AR USA
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I was thinking about a quick trip to AZ just for the purpose of photographing an abandoned ghost town. I may also use a local model as well. Can anyone tell me where the best abandoned ghost towns are located? Or perhaps the greatest concentration....you know bang for my buck on a quick trip.

I would be flying in so which ever city was closest would be best.

Also, safety. Is that a concern? I assume many of these towns are in remote locations.

Thanks for any suggestions.
62mike you mentioned safety and I don't think any of us addressed that subject. Dad and I had no problems, but we had the good judgment to "back off" when we got into a questionable situation (which we did a couple of times). Also, even then we made a point to never travel alone "back in the brush". I don't know how it is now, but I still advise to not travel alone.
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Old 12-06-2009, 11:50 AM
 
Location: quartzsite az / portage lake mi
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arizona, if not in big city is a non forgiving country, everything bites, pokes, or sticks, and no one can hear you scream in the desert that is why you can carry a gun, water and food and warm clothes would be good also, don,t go out alone, be prepared.
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Old 12-06-2009, 10:38 PM
 
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Have you tried downtown Phoenix after 6PM weekdays or on the weekend?
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Old 12-07-2009, 01:17 PM
 
Location: quartzsite az / portage lake mi
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Have you tried downtown Phoenix after 6PM weekdays or on the weekend?
heard that... another good reason to carry a gun.
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Old Today, 04:48 PM
 
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A great new book just got published on Amazon about Two Guns, a ghost town between Winslow and Flagstaff.
Check it out: bit.ly/TwoGuns1Mile
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