ghost town

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The ghost town of Bodie in Mono County, California, USA. It became a boom town in 1876 following the discovery of a line of gold, but began to decline in the early 20th century.

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ghost town (plural ghost towns)

  1. A town which has become deserted, usually due to failing economic activity, especially one that still has substantial visible remains.
  2. (figuratively) Anything that has been deserted or abandoned, or has been empty all along.

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