Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Chloride. Lame.

There are a few genuine ghost towns littered about the Southwest, by-products of the earlier days of the mining industry. Chloride isn't one of them, but, supposedly, it's where you go to find out about them. Our informant in Chloride (a shopkeeper) pointed us to Cyanide City (located behind his shop), a lame 'reconstruction' of a ghost town, where they have shootouts every Saturday.

Fortunately, we missed the spectacle of fake dueling cowboys and the tourists who come to see them. Unfortunately, the roads to any real ghost towns were deemed impassable for Lafonda, and we saw no ghosts, no towns.

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