5 February 2017
Removed the Adsense Ads. What was I thinking?
4 January 2014
Added Big Eye Mine and
more photos for Kofa, Polaris
26 October 2011
It would appear that mining has resumed at Vulture.
Until operations there cease, visitors will not be welcomed
at the mine.
3 September 2008
Added Camp Naco. This
is an amazingly well preserved military site on the outskirts
of Naco that housed troops stationed to protect the U.S.
border. Added a .GPX waypoint link for the camp. If you
find this useful, please let me know. Also, if you know
of a way to download the file rather than just showing the
XML, drop a line.
26 August 2008
Added some stuff to the tourism
page. My how time flies.
5 June 2007
Added Silent. This is a
neat drive but relatively few historic ruins are present
at the site.
23 February 2007
Updated the comments page with some PHP from FreeContactForm.com.
This should cut down on the form spam issue which caused
removal of the comments form.
23 September 2005
13 September 2005
Added Fortuna. This is
the first addition of a new town in three years. My, how
time flies. I was lucky enough to have a work trip that
required passing along the Camino Del Diablo and through
the Yodaville range complex. I wholeheartedly recommend
viewing Fortuna from your
web-browser and not venturing out into the desert. The area
presents a unique set of hazards to life, both natural and
7 May 2005
Well, I'm back online in a limited sense. The joys of a
town so small that broadband doesn't exist here. Dialup
is better than nothing. Able to answer questions if I can.
My entire library of reference material and books is packed
away in storage, so answers may not be as detailed as I'd
15 February 2005
Something has come up which will probably leave me unable
to respond to questions for the forseeable future. The website
will remain online, but will not be updated until at least
August of 2005.
16 January 2005
Added new photos and coordinate sets for Harqua
Hala and Swansea.
Tons of changes at Swansea.
25 October 2004
Internet access again, after seven months without. Cleaned
up some links on the tourist page. Paul's
site has moved and is now sporting frames. Will be working
through the backlog of visitor comments and requests as
I get time.
2 January 2004
Posted some updated coordinates and photos for DeSoto
and Venezia. Wow, the senator
highway has really gotten rough. Maybe I just got older,
I don't know :) Since my last update, the number of deep
links have dropped dramatically. Seems unscrupulous webmasters
don't like their pages to give popup traps, porn links and
spyware downloads. Funny how that works. Thanks for all
the fun watching the server logs, guys.
19 November 2003
Found some really interesting stuff in my server logs this
month involving deep linking and image leaching. I've had
it with playing nice. I've setup as nasty and obnoxious
a redirect page as I can. From now on, any site that deep
links will get traffic redirected to this page. I promise
- your visitors will not be pleased. The URL is listed in
a comment just after this paragraph if you check source
code of this page. Warning - this URL is not work safe and
is not kid safe. This is why I've posted no direct link
30 September 2003
Wow, it's been nearly nine months since I posted the question
about posting of coordinates and paper maps below. Not a
single comment or response to it. Guess nobody is reading
this. In the interim, I did recreate all the map
files. Think it's been two years or so since I did that.
Added new images and better coordinates to Cochran.
I've had that stuff sitting around since January and hadn't
done anything with it. Time flies.
13 January 2003
Re-visited Gillett over
the weekend. Quite a change in the place. One of the doorways
has fallen, as has the last chimney. The fireplace is still
visible, but its walls are crumbling from the bottom. Posted
new coordinates for the town in three formats. My traditional
degrees, minutes and seconds in NAD-27, the format geocachers
use of degrees, decimal minutes in WGS-84 and finally a
UTM position in WGS-84.
Considering re-posting directions and locations for many
of the towns. My logic being that most of the locations
are available elsewhere
online along with aerial
photos. The problem is that some of the name and location
pairs are wrong by a wide margin. I would appreciate some
comments on this topic. Specifically
regarding where you get locations for the towns other than
this website if you are a frequent visitor. Would detailed
coordinates aid your planning? If you have GPS coordinates,
do you still carry and consult paper maps?
30 June 2002
Got the aerial shots of Sundad
scanned and posted. Much clearer picture of what you can
see around the town.
16 June 2002
Finally got Sundad scanned
and posted. Difficult to find info on the town.
4 June 2002
Shot pictures at Sundad
this past weekend. Will get them posted soon. Neat trip,
although somewhat dangerous due to the remote location and
harsh desert environment.
19 April 2002
Finally got out to Constellation.
Great trip, although your options are limited by private
property markers when you get there. Bring binoculars and
a telephoto lens.
31 March 2002
8 July 2001
Shot some pictures at the Jerome
cemetery today. Added a shot from Stoddard
20 June 2001
Added a page for you Visor or Palm users on synchronizing
data with Netscape.
18 June 2001
Added Bradshaw City.
Removed some wonky code from the image maps. Sorry if you
got an error clicking on them.
9 August 2000
Removed the banner advertising from the page tops. Man,
what was I thinking? Fixed a few links associated with the
On the GPS front, WAAS
is making a splash out there. Accuracy under three meters
in the field. Pretty spiffy.
Well, after 4 years of continuous spinning, the hard drive on my computer died.
Had to restore some backups. Sorry for the delay in changing the page.
1 June 2000
Added Cedar. As of
1 May, 2000 Selective Availability has been set to zero.
Read more about it here.
This will make your GPS a good deal more accurate.
The fixes I got at Cedar were estimated to be within 14
feet by my handheld unit.
21 April 2000
Added Old Glory.
17 March 2000
Fixed numerous link/image problems around the site.
Added new maps on the maps page for Richinbar,
Poland and Katherine
1 March 2000
Welcome to www.azghosttowns.com
25 January 2000
Film for Richinbar wasn't bad. Processing at Walgreen's
was. They had the gall to tell me that they did it
twice. Found a new lab. Problem solved.
For those interested, Richinbar
is now surrounded by the Agua Fria National Monument. Added
Poland and Katherine
Passed one hundred thousand visitors. Wow. Imagine how big a field we'd
need for a group shot.
10 January 2000
Added a new photo to Oldtrails,
courtesy of Glenna Crum. Possibly the first "historic"
photo on the site. A roll of bad film will postpone
Richinbar for a bit. Let's hope slick willy and his
new monument don't make it an indefinite postponement.
2 January 2000
Happy new year! Been working on the page for Oldtrails,
adds to a page.
1 November 1999
Updated the image maps for the browse by map section.
Won the Searchking award for excellence as well.
23 October 1999
Won my first award since the site re-design. Head over to the awards page and look for the Aloha
17 October 1999
Added Vulture Mine page.
One heck of a great place! Shot almost 100 pictures.
Too many to put online at once!
10 October 1999
Added Kofa, Polaris
and Agua Caliente pages.
6 October 1999
Received some great suggestions on the layout of the page. Implemented many of
them. If anything, it looks and feels better.
3 October 1999
Finally got around to doing some cosmetic changes to the site. Basic format
carried back to 1995, when Netscape 2.0 was king. Hope you like it.
7 June 1999
Added Cherry town page.
Another thank you to Mr. Steve Merkeley of Cherry for his
6 June 1999
Added Olive, Mineral
Hill, Total Wreck and
Twin Buttes town pages.
Have photos shot for the town of Cherry, will get them developed
and posted soon.
7 March 1999
Added new photos to the Mowry
town page. Didn't find the powder house the last time I
was there. Also added Millville
to the map for southern AZ.
17 November 1998
Added Millville town
14 November 1998
Spell check is a good thing!
9 November 1998
Added Cochran town page.
Wonderful place for a picnic.
17 October 1998
Moved ISP's over this week. The changeover should be complete, with no broken links or
references to the old address. Please mail me if you find one. It will be a while before
all of the search engines get caught up with the new page location. Planning several trips
for after November 3rd.
27 July 1998
Added Octave and Weaver
Town Pages. Updated Placerita
photo and added one for Wagoner.
The remains of the Wagoner general store are no more.
1 July 1998
Added Stoddard Town Page.
26 May 1998
Found a website linking directly into the town pages, not to the
ghost.html page. If you're interested in my material, please
contact me. Please DO NOT
link directly into the town pages.
9 April 1998
Added Galeyville page.
6 April 1998
Added Contention page
and history to Pinal page.
1 April 1998
Thought about adding a psuedo-town for April Fool's day, but my conscience got to me
and I thought about some poor soul trekking out to the middle of nowhere to get a good
look at pictures from New Orleans or something.
I'd like to thank the 4800+ people who visited last month - best month ever! Passed
50000 visitors even. Never thought it would get this far.
31 March 1998
Added history and more specific dates to the Reymert
Page. The Arizona Historical Foundation rocks!
22 March 1998
Added Fairbank and Charleston
18 March 1998
Added Reymert town page.
2 February 1998
Added Helvetia, Greaterville,
Kentucky Camp and McCabe
14 January 1998
Added Awards Page
Added If You Visit a Ghost Town Page
Shortened Index table by removing text town pages and other stuff
6 Nov 1997
Added Harqua Hala Town Page
Added Pictures for Oro Belle
Updated directions and added GPS point for De
Soto Mine Page
13 Oct 1997
Added Swansea Pumping Station
Updated directions on Swansea
17 Sep 1997
Added Placerita Town
Added Thanks page
2 Sep 1997
Added Dos Cabezas and Hilltop
25 Mar 1997
Added Copper Creek Town
20 Mar 1997
Added Cerbat, Goldroad,
Mineral Park, Oatman
and Signal Town Pages.
Moved main image map from graphical ghost town index to the main index on a smaller .gif.
Added links, Tourism Destinations and
Comments on Map Datums pages
6 Jan 1997
Started Updates Page
Added Sasco and Silverbell