Ghost towns of the American West. by Robert Silverberg

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Published by Crowell in New York .

Written in English

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Places:

  • West (U.S.)

Subjects:

  • Ghost towns -- West (U.S.),
  • Mines and mineral resources -- West (U.S.) -- History.,
  • West (U.S.) -- History, Local.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 295-297.

Book details

StatementIllustrated by Lorence Bjorklung.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsF591 .S55
The Physical Object
Pagination309 p.
Number of Pages309
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5609531M
LC Control Number68017081

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