Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Arizona Ghost Towns

Arizona Ghost Towns - Photos of Bisbee, Pearce, Courtland, and other ghost towns in Cochise County and southern Arizona. This is a good site which has plenty of interesting pictures.

From the site:

The deserts of the American Southwest hide many ghost towns. Southern Arizona, and Cochise County in particular, has more than its fair share, thanks to the boom-and-bust silver trade of the late 19th and early 20th century. Some of the towns that flourished in those days -- Tombstone and Bisbee, for example -- still flourish today, due in no small part to the efforts of residents. Most others are in their own individual state of decay; some are relatively well preserved, some stand as a shell of what they once were, and still others have vanished without a trace.

Most of the black and white images on this page were shot with Ilford SFX 200, a near-infrared film, to add a more dramatic effect than that offered by more conventional monochromatic films. The color photos were shot with Kodak E100VS professional slide film.

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