Ghost Towns of California (Paperback)

Your Guide to the Hidden History and Old West Haunts of California

By Philip Varney

Voyageur Press, 9780760340820, 240pp.

Publication Date: July 15, 2012

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 Ghost Towns of California is a guidebook to the state's best boomtowns. Once thriving, these abandoned mining camps and pioneer villages still ring with history.

Ghost town expert Philip Varney equips you with everything you need to know to explore these remnants of the past. Featured are color maps, driving and walking directions, town histories, touring recommendations, and stunning color photography of 70 sites, including the famous Bodie.
Come see where it all started at the mother lode, and trace the great migration throughout the region. Visit the northern mines and the ghosts of San Francisco Bay, the Eastern Sierra, Death Valley, and the Mojave Desert. This is the essential guidebook to the glory days of the Old West!

About the Author

Phillip Varney is the author and photographer of seven books about ghost towns. He has toured and photographed more than six hundred ghost towns throughout the American West. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.

Praise For Ghost Towns of California: Your Guide to the Hidden History and Old West Haunts of California

The book cleverly maps out the towns in geographical order and thus makes it easy for people who wish to visit them in some sequential order.” - Huffington Post