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Dead or Alive: Ghost Towns

Dead or Alive Part II: Ghost towns & tourism

Jim Hinckley
There is a ghostly silence on the streets of Bisbee at sunrise. Bisbee is one of several Arizona ghost towns that has been redeveloped by tourism.

Flagstaff, AZ – Today, KNAU continues our series Dead or Alive, a look at Arizona's ghost towns. Historians often see the tie between ghost towns and tourism as one of nostalgia for seemingly simpler times. But ghost down re-development often leads to unforeseen consequences. And, unforeseen occupants.

Our series Dead or Alive is funded in part by the Arizona Humanities Council. It was recorded and produced by Diane Hope.