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Ghost Towns


Last updated 10/16/2019 at 3:01pm

I recently drove US 85 north to the Wyoming Black Hills. I have driven this route over 50 years. I was a bit surprised this trip by the ghost towns along the way.

When I first rode up this way, between Cheyenne and South Dakota there were at least fifteen little towns that are not there anymore! Most were just maybe 10 houses, some had a post office, but always a gas station. Several of the towns also included a bar, which a hundred years before would have been a saloon. At least two of these towns had bars that were at least that old. There is one section of US 85 north of Lusk, Wyoming wh...

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