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Ghost Towns Across the US to Get Your Creep On Logo By Jill Fergus of | Slide 1 of 16: Founded in 1873, Animas Forks was abandoned by the 1920s as mining declined. This ghost town, in the San Juan Mountains, sits at an elevation at 11,200 feet, and it has just a smattering of decaying buildings, including some small miners' cabins, the old jail, and Duncan house, built by wealthy miner William Duncan.

Check out these eerie abandoned towns. When you think of a ghost town, all sorts of creepy visions come to mind. While these abandoned sites, many of which were former gold and silver mining towns in the American West, aren't necessarily haunted, they certainly have a spooky romance attached to them, making them very seductive to visitors. If you’ve always been intrigued by these sites, here are some of the most famous ghost towns across the country.

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