Arizona ghost towns and mining camps by Philip Varney

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Published by Arizona Dept. of Transportation, State of Arizona in Phoenix, AZ .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Arizona,
  • Arizona.

Subjects:

  • Ghost towns -- Arizona.,
  • Ghost towns -- Arizona -- Pictorial works.,
  • Mining camps -- Arizona -- History.,
  • Mining camps -- Arizona -- History -- Pictorial works.,
  • Arizona -- History, Local.,
  • Arizona -- Pictorial works.

Edition Notes

Book details

Statementtext by Philip Varney ; photographs by Arizona highways contributors.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsF812 .V367 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination136 p. :
Number of Pages136
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1440731M
ISBN 100916179443
LC Control Number93072449
OCLC/WorldCa29999121

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Today, Virginia City is a ghost town very much alive. This is thanks to Charles and Sue Bovey, who bought the town bit by bit in the s to restore and preserve its original buildings. Currently. Big Bug was a mining camp, but also had a smelter.

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