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Ghost Towns of the American West (edition 2003)
by Mario Kaiser, Michael Koetzle, Wim Wenders, Berthold Steinhilber (Photographer)
Ghost Towns of the American West by Mario Kaiser
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0810945088, Hardcover)Droves of treasure hunters raided the deserts and crags of the American West during the mid-19th century hoping to make a fortune in gold, silver, and copper. Of the thousands of mining towns that sprang up, most have disappeared from the map, but a scant few remain as spooky reminders of dreams that failed. Each year, visitors from around the world journey to these ghost towns--some resembling Hollywood movie sets, complete with tumbleweeds, howling winds, and swinging saloon doors; others no more than a few ruins in a secluded area accessible only by four-wheel drive--to experience firsthand the lure of history frozen in time.
Commissioned by Smithsonian Magazine, award-winning photographer Berthold Steinhilber sought out these phantom towns throughout the West. He probed into the mysteries of deserted places like Bodie, California; Gold Point, Nevada; and Steins, New Mexico, in order to reveal the region's boom-and-bust legacy. Shooting at dusk, using long exposures and a powerful headlamp, he created an eerie ambiance in his photographs of 19 of the most intriguing ghost towns, capturing their lost secrets for all to see.
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