Phantom Photo Friday: Part 2

17 Oct

Graveyards are always a tad creepy, but what is way creepier is a graveyard outside a ghost town. Today’s haunting photo is of a small cemetery outside of the ghost town, Charleston.

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Photo #26750, Places-Charleston,  taken circa 1962

Charleston, Arizona was put on the map because of the mining activities in Tombstone. Tombstone lacked water needed for the milling process, so wagons of ore made their way to Charleston for processing. Charleston in its heyday boasted a population of 400, but as mining activity died in Tombstone, Charleston died with it. This graveyard is one of the few remaining reminders of its brief existence.

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