Ghost Towns of Death Valley

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Although the Death Valley area is sparsely populated, it once was home to a good many towns, some of which not only have disappeared from the desert but also from history. Even though the name "Death Valley" itself evokes dark and foreboding images devoid of life, there was a surprising number of towns that did exist in or near the 3.4 million acres that comprise Death Valley National Park. Many had the amenities of larger cities, and some thrived before being deserted and melting back into the desert. The visual record of many of these towns and their occupants is featured in this book.
ISBN: 9781467132275
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of America
Images: 225
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Historian and scholar Robert P. Palazzo has written extensively on Death Valley and the American West. He has authored two prior books for Arcadia Publishing, Images of America: Death Valley and Images of Rail: Railroads of Death Valley. As a lifetime member of both the Death Valley Natural History Association and the New Coso Heritage Society, he has presented numerous papers on local history in Inyo County, illustrating them and his published works with images from his private collections.
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