Sunday, September 22, 2019

Nearly a Ghost Town

Lowell Arizona is an old mining town that is located adjacent to Bisbee Arizona in the southeast corner of the state.  It was once a thriving town that was incorporated into Bisbee in the early 1900's.

During the 1950's, much of the town was consumed by the ever-growing Lavender Pit copper mine and in fact the current town site sits right on the edge of that pit.

Exploring the town is like taking a step back in time.  Old fashioned store fronts and equally old vehicles dot the landscape.

I even spotted an old Greyhound bus parked in a narrow driveway.

Empty windows look ghostly on the front of what was once a beautifully decorated business.

And the local pool hall looks like it has seen better days.

I enjoyed finding this sign advertising things like "snooker and libations".  

Next week, I'll show you some details from one of the buildings in this little town.  


Andy said...

Wow! What a great place to visit with a camera in hand. [ 0 ]

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It must be a wee bit weird living in a place like this Sharon, certainly wouldn't go out at night 😉

William Kendall said...

It certainly does seem like its best days are behind it.

DeniseinVA said...

Very interesting to see around this town. Thanks Sharon, I will be looking forward to your next post about the place.

Catalyst said...

If that pool hall was still open, Baseball Steve and I would have enjoyed a game or two of 8 Ball. And cervezas.