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ach issue of showcases a Western ghost town, this time around Hamilton, Nev. (see P. 80), founded in 1868 on the strength of a silver strike. You might think we’d run out of ghosts to]. Peter Ling, a professor of American studies at the University of Nottingham, England, and associates researched more than 3,800 ghost towns across the United States, and last fall the GPS vehicle-tracking firm Geotab released an interactive map that plots them. The site opens on profiles of 10 notable ghost towns, including Berlin, Nev. (see photo above); Kennicott, Alaska; Garnet and Bannack, Montana; Bodie, Calif.; St. Elmo, Colo.; Castle Dome, Ariz.; Harrisburg, Utah; and Steins, N.M.

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