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PHOTOS: Touring Colorado's 'Ghost' Towns

Paul Brady | Posted 01.02.2013 | Travel
Paul Brady

My goal was to visit a number of ghost towns and the ruins of long-shuttered mines, abandoned after the boom and bust cycles that have touched the extreme elevations of the state since the end of the Civil War. But truly deserted corners were harder to find than I expected -- and instead I found monuments to the iron will of the people who dared to settle some of the highest peaks on our continent.