Murphy Ranch – Los Angeles, CA

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Up in the Santa Monica Mountains, above the Pacific Palisades, tucked back along a dirt road, sits the Murphy Ranch.  Left to ruin long ago, the place is but a vestige of what it once was a few crumbling structures and unimpressive foundations, but the notoriety of the location in Los Angeles history is what makes it interesting.

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Rhyolite, Nevada

Deep in the middle of the Mojave Desert, in the Bullfrog Hills of southwest Nevada and east of Death Valley National Park, lies the rather impressive ghost town of Rhyolite, a former gold mining town that operated for just a little over a decade at the turn of the century.

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