We have all heard stories about historical museums, historical mansions, and even historical towns. We here at American Southwest are aware that many people find historical areas and even ghost towns to be quite interesting. Here is an overview of some of the most amazing ghost towns in Utah, some which you might want to visit in order to see for yourself.
This once bustling little town was known for residents that mined for a living and who visited saloons, brothels and even gambling halls. After a massive cave-in that occurred in 1885, the town was eventually abandoned. Now, all that exists are multiple mining structures that are still relatively intact.
Although it was abandoned in the early 1900’s, the town of Grafton is well-known for being one of the most preserved ghost towns in existence. It is so preserved and beautiful that several movies have been filmed in Grafton. Massive flooding caused those who lived in this town to vacate the area. Flooding occurred once in 1862, but years later some residents returned to attempt to live in the area. However, massive flooding occurred again in the early 1900’s, when a majority of the town relocated for good.
Most of this town was destroyed in the 1930’s due to drought conditions which made farming impossible. The area had previously thrived, and farming was how a majority of the townspeople made their living. However, once the drought set in, not much could be salvaged. One especially interesting thing about this ghost town is the fact that a solitary schoolhouse still exists. Many visitors find this to be fascinating, since it is one of the few building that remains in Widtsoe.
So as you can see, all the stories about aren’t merely myths. These stories exist because there are entire towns that have been abandoned for years. If you find ghost towns interesting, then you might want to visit some of the ghost towns in Utah, which you might find to be more thrilling than any adventure you’ve ever experienced before. Follow us for more adventures in the American Southwest.