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Exploring Colorado’s ghost towns

by The 100 Companies

If you’re a fan of the spectral and the spooky, then Colorado has the jackpot for you: ghost towns.

Thanks to the boom-and-bust of the gold and silver mining of the late 1800s, many towns were abandoned at spots all throughout the state. The popularity of lead mining has also led to the abandonment of several towns in the last half-century, on the order of the Environment Protection Agency.

And while many ghost towns have rotted, decayed or been destroyed over the years, there are still hundreds with visible remains around today. Check out this list and find one to explore for yourself.

– Alex Simon, The 100 Companies

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