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The Leadville Stage Roads (many) A much abbreviated version of the history of stage transportation to Leadville goes like this. As word of the 1860’s discoveries in California Gulch (eventually Leadville) and Cache Creek (Granite) spread, boom towns rapidly sprang…Read more ›

Stage and Rail Trail History - Greater Arkansas River Nature Association

Virginia City, Nevada. The town sprung up out of nowhere with the discovery of the Comstock Load, one of the richest mines in the Old West. This picture was taken in 1866, which would have been in the very early days of the town.

Boom town of Virginia City, Nevada. The town sprung up out of nowhere with the discovery of the Comstock Load, one of the richest mines in the Old West. This picture was taken in which would have been in the very early days of the town.

Josephine Sarah Sadie <i>Marcus</i> Earp

Joséphine Marcus Earp actress, dancer, and prostitute. Known as "Sadie." She met Wyatt Earp in Tombstone, Arizona when she was with Cochise County Sheriff Johnny Behan. Earp's common-law wife for 48 years. Died in Los Angeles in

Boom Town - A Westward Expansion Must Read!!!

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Domain 11 Boom Town - A Westward Expansion Must Read! Great mentor text idea for California Gold Rush.

The Siberian American: California Road Trip: Seven-Day Itinerary from San Diego to San Francisco

Road Trip Planner : The Siberian American: California Road Trip: Seven-Day Itinerary from San Diego to San Francisco -Read More -

Josie Earp: Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp (1861-December 19, 1944) was an American part-time actress and dancer who was best known as the wife of famed Old West lawman and gambler Wyatt Earp. Known as "Sadie" to the public in 1881, she met Wyatt in the frontier boom town Tombstone, Arizona Territory when she was living with Cochise County Sheriff Johnny Behan. She became Earp's common-law wife for 46 years.

Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp was an American part-time actress and dancer who was best known as "Sadie", Earp's common-law wife for 46 years

If there’s any state that could be considered the ghost town capital of the country, Arizona could easily win that argument. With more than 275 abandoned settlements of American origin, many of these places were frontier boom towns iconic of Arizona’s Wild West heritage. Today, many still exist in various stages of decay and each year, a little bit fades away into the land.

This Haunting Road Trip Through Arizona Ghost Towns Is One You Won’t Forget

If you want to see a forgotten side of Arizona, you need to check out this unique ghost town road trip!

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Annie Oakley … this lady was the business! I was in Annie get your gun when I was a girl, I played her little sister that’s my favorite musical

Located in Nevada’s Bullfrog Hills about 120 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Rhyolite emerged as one of several mining camps in 1905 and exploded after the large scale discovery of gold.  Rhyolite’s population declined to near zero by 1920. After its abandonment, buildings crumbled and stones were scavenged for use elsewhere. Ironically, Wild West settlements that become ghost towns have a habit of luring almost as many people as they did during their boom years. Tourists have replaced miners…

Rhyolite: Death Valley's Haunting Ghost Town

Josephine Sarah Marcus, Wife of Wyatt Earp

Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp was the common-law third wife of famed Old West lawman and gambler Wyatt Earp. She met Wyatt in 1881 in the frontier boom town Tombstone, Arizona Territory when she was living with Cochise County Sheriff Johnny Behan.

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