Please enjoy the Ghost Towns and RESPECT their importance.
“Rocky Mountain Profiles is an awesome site – definitely deserving of the Old West Award.”
Everyone’s Definition for a Ghost Town is different. I had a Colorado resident write in and say, “Ouray Colorado for example is not a ghost town by a long shot”.
I wrote back with this response. “I would tend to agree with that statement if your definition of a ghost town is an abandon town. Several of the sites like Leadville, Creede, Empire, Georgetown etc are similar to Ouray. On my site I refer to Ghost Towns rather liberally. Basically it can be any town involved in mining or agricultural activity that went thru various cycles of boom and bust and/or towns that are important to the history of Colorado and the old west. I apologize if I have offended you”.
Likewise – please forgive me if my Ghost Towns do not measure up to your definition.