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.
In addition to the publications in the Western Places monograph series, we offer a variety of other publications, most of which we have published. These are quite diverse in topic, appearance, content and writing style, so take a look! If you have written a book on western history that you could like to get published, please contact us. We can provide advice on how to self-publish your book at the lowest cost. If your book fits in with the focus of Western Places, we also may be able to serve as your publisher.