Welcome! We have a variety of books primarily pertaining to mining camps and abandoned towns throughout the West. Learn about mining rushes, transportation (roads, railroads, stagecoaches, early autos), and other factors that caused towns to spring up in specific locations. Find out what life was really like for the residents of these towns as they boomed and then slowly faded into ghost towns. Local newspapers covered gunfights, fires, mining disasters, blizzards, and mining frauds as well as the social activities that created a sense of community.
Arizona has a lot of interesting places, but we do not yet have any monographs on Arizona locations in the Western Places series. However, we do have a book listing the names and dates of operation for all Arizona post offices, with maps showing locations.
Our first Arizona monograph is a likely to be on Oatman. If you have documents or photos from Oatman that could be used in this monograph, we would like to hear from you. Or if you have a particular interest and would like to help develop a publication on any other town in Arizona that has an interesting history, please contact us.