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Abandoned Arizona: Secrets of the Desert (America Through Time) (Paperback)
Arizona, granted statehood in 1912 as the forty-eighth state, has a rich and fascinating history that dates back much further, into the early 1800s. With ancient Native American civilizations and famous Western icons, the American Southwest has long been a source for stories of lore, exploration, adventure, outlaws, and the "Wild West" lifestyle. As settlers moved West, the landscape of what would become Arizona would change drastically due to increased human population, as well as the effects caused by the harsh desert weather.
Abandoned Arizona: Secrets of the Desert covers towns, historical sites, and businesses that have been lost, forgotten, or abandoned across the state of Arizona. Travel across the unforgiving desert and see the remains of past homesteads, ghost towns, and much more. From stops along the historic Route 66, the mystery domes in Casa Grande, a waterpark, and a hot spring bathhouse, this book documents more than twenty forgotten sites.