A ghost town is an abandoned village town or city usually one which contains substantial visible remains. A town often becomes a ghost town because the economic activity that supported it has failed or due to natural or human-caused disasters such as floods. government actions. uncontrolled lawlessness. war or disasters. The term can sometimes refer to cities towns and neighborhoods which are still populated but significantly less so than in years past for example those affected by high levels of unemployment and dereliction. Some ghost towns, especially those that preserve period-specific architecture have become tourist attractions. Some examples are Bannack Montana, Calico California, Tombstone Arizona, Bodie California, Silver reef Utah and many more listed below.
Treasure tales from Oklahoma
During the Civil War four barrels of gold coins were captured fromtwo Federal wagons by Confederates during a battle in Kansas. The Confederates were attacked by outlaws in Oklahoma, the gold coins were hid in a cave somewhere around the Blue River,about 5 miles NE of Brown.
Hidden In a cave near Mill Creek in the Arbuckle Mountains, is stolen army payroll, in gold and silver coins.
Fort Sill Trading Post, an outlaw tossed four bags of gold and silver coins into a well that is now covered. The approximate worth at that time, in 1892, was $100,000.
In 1933 Samuel Stewart buried $5,000 in $20 gold coins in the Hills on his farm near Butler. He concealed the coins in a metal box, in a cave in the hills.
In the 1870 outlaws stole $500,000 worth of gold coins and metal bars in Colorado. While they were being chased by a posse in Oklahoma, somewhere In the area of Clarita, the gang buried the gold in several different places on the side of a small creek that ran from east to west, no more than 5 feet from the water.
Somewhere near the town of Geronimo, in the Wichita Mountains is a treasure of gold bullion worth approximately one million dollars. The treasure was buried by the famous outlaw Jesse James.
Some time in the early 1900s, outlaws robbed a bank in Wichita, and made off with $40,000 in gold coins. In a battle with some Indians, one of the bandits got killed and the horses were stolen. After burying the gold, the only survivor was captured in Marlow. He attempted escape and was badly wounded. he confessed that the gold was hidden south west of Mount Scott.