Bucket List: America’s Ghost Towns Part 4

bucketlistghosttowns4Hey everyone! It’s time to continue on with my bucket list posts on ghost towns in America. With the Easter Holiday and a trip to Chicago now out of the way, the plan is to get the last few posts out over the course of the next few weeks. Since I decided to leave everything in alphabetical order, we’ll be hopping around the states once more, so it’s time to begin with a new one, Idaho!

Silver City, Idaho

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Flickr Photo: © Andy Melton – Silver City, ID…

As one of the United States best preserved ghost towns, Silver City still contains about 75 of the buildings that once made up this bustling mining town. Established in 1864 when silver was found in the nearby mountain range, Silver City would quickly grow into one of Idaho’s major cities, and be the first in the territory to get a telegraph and newspaper, and would even have telephone lines installed at its peak in the 1880’s. With hundreds of mines surrounding it and gold and silver ore being mined to an estimated $60 Million, it’s no wonder the town was home to 75 businesses and roughly 2,500 people before the mines began to be depleted in the 1890’s. Although the town isn’t inhabited today, the end was slow coming with the last mine closing its doors officially in 1977, and people moving on in drips rather than torrents like a lot of towns featured in my posts. Today a few businesses are open for tourists in Silver City, but on the whole the rest have been left the way they are, in order to give visitors a better look at a turn of the century mining town.

Elk Falls, Kansas

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Flickr Photo: © April Moore-Harris – Pershing/Prairie Gem Schoolhouse, Elk Falls, Kansas

Not only does Elk Fall, KS claim to be the “World’s Largest Living Ghost Town,” but it also happens to be the “Outhouse Capital of the World”. Founded in 1870 by R. H. Nichols and six other businessmen, Elk Falls came to be purely because they wanted to build a town. Within the first year, the town would gain a name, school-house, drug store, blacksmith shop, and post office. By 1880 there were about 513 people living in Elk Falls, and the town was growing physically despite still being rather small. So much so in fact, that an iron truss bridge was built over the Elk River to make travel in and out of town easier from the Northeast. Sadly the lifespan of this small town would be short-lived. By the 1920’s the population had begun to dwindle, and with new highway construction in 1957 and a flood in 1976, the bridge would be closed to traffic. Although people still live in Elk Falls today, it is by and large still a ghost town. Luckily the old Pratt Truss Bridge was named a historical site by the state of Kansas in 1992 and preserved as a foot bridge for tourists who happen to pop in for a little uninhabited America.

Volland, Kansas

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Flickr Photo: © Patrick Emerson – Volland

I’ll admit that Volland, Kansas still remains a bit of a mystery to me. Although it’s easy to discover that it was founded in the 1800’s, and deduce that it was quite obviously a farming town, the internet doesn’t have a lot to offer about the history of the town itself. What originally made me add this little piece of the Midwest to my list, was a remarkable old red brick building standing alone with endless fields around it. This, it turns out, was the Volland store, built in 1913 as the Kratzer Brothers Mercantile. It is said to have been the heart of the city until it closed in the 1970’s and fell into disrepair. In 2013 it was purchased and renovated into an art space/guest house. Although it might not be a haunting piece of abandoned Americana anymore, there are still a few abandoned buildings left of what was once a two lane town.

Flagstaff, Maine

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Flickr Photo: © Graham Baker – Sunset on Flagstaff Lake

Named Flagstaff because Benedict Arnold’s troops literally planted a flag in the town, Flagstaff, Maine isn’t your typical ghost town. It’s actually a lake. To be more specific, it’s a lake on top of an old town. When plans for a new hydroelectric dam were approved in 1950, the residents of low-lying Flagstaff, and a few other towns nearby, were told to get out and most of the houses went with them. Today, if you know where to look and the water levels are low enough you can see the remains of chimneys, foundations, and the occasional artifact that were left behind by the residents that once called Flagstaff home. Even if you have no interest in the town under the lake, Flagstaff is a quaint little place to spend some quality time with mother nature and whoever it is you deem worthy enough to join you. If you do happen to want to see the old town, you can either opt to take a tour by pontoon boat, or venture out yourself with a map of the site and a good sense of direction.

Rodney, Mississippi

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Flickr Photo: © Fujoshi Bijou – Rodney Presbyterian Church

This almost capital of Mississippi, was a widely used river crossing for the Native Americans in the area before the French settled here in 1763. After the French and Indian War, the area was controlled by the British, then later by the Spanish  until they sold it in 1798 to a prominent land owner in the area. When Mississippi became a state in 1817, this little town already had quite a history. As river transportation grew along the Mississippi River, the population of Rodney grew along with it, and by 1830 there were 200 people calling Rodney home, and a slew of businesses to go along with them. In 1843 and 1847 the town would be hit with the yellow fever epidemic, but would soon become the busiest port on the river between New Orleans and St. Louis. When the Civil War broke out, Rodney was not immune to the action, and in 1863 following to fall of Vicksburg, Union soldiers found themselves surrounded during a church service at the local Presbyterian church. After apologizing to the reverend for interrupting his sermon, a Confederate Lieutenant demanded the soldiers surrender to his troops, but after a shot was fired chaos ensued, and a battle broke out, resulting in a cannon ball lodged to this day in the wall of the church. Although Rodney would suffer more during the war than this small incident, the real tragedy would be the formation of a sand bar in 1870 that rerouted the river, and caused the local port to close. This would prove to be the beginning of the end of Rodney, and by 1930, the town was officially wiped off the map despite still having citizens to call it home.

Bannack, Montana

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When gold was found near what would soon become Bannack in 1892, it sparked the largest gold rush Montana would ever see. Almost overnight, people began to flood the small mining camp in the hopes that they too would hit it big, and by 1893 there were 3,000 people living in Bannack. Unfortunately, along with gold, Bannack also got more than it’s fair share of crime. The roads leading in and out of town were plagued with robberies, murders and holdups, so the God-fearing folk of Bannack elected a man named Henry Plummer to be the new sheriff. The problem however, is that Henry Plummer was the head of a gang of outlaws who would murder at least 100 hundred people and wreak havoc all over the area before the townsfolk realized he was the problem. In a rush to sentence him to death, a gallows was promptly built behind the town saloon, and Plummer was hung along with members of his gang. Despite this exciting bit of history, the town itself would continue to thrive until gold began to dwindle in the 1950’s, and the citizens began to move away. Luckily, the state of Montana declared Bannack a state park around the same time, and today there are about 60 buildings still standing, along with the infamous gallows that can be toured at your leisure.

Bucket List: America’s Ghost Towns Part 3

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I got a little behind in posting the last few weeks thanks to work, but have finally been able to get everything caught up in time to bring you part 3 of America’s Ghost Towns. Since there are a ridiculous number of abandoned towns in the U.S.A, there will still be a number of posts on the subject as I cover the country state by state, but for now we’ll continue on with California and Colorado.

Ludlow California

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Flickr Photo: © Jasperdo – Ludlow, California

Once dubbed “The Town Too Dry To Die”, Ludlow California sprang up alongside the Santa Fe Railroad in 1882, and began to thrive once gold ore was found at the Bagdad-Chase mine a few miles away. Since the town literally had no water, the only way production could continue at the mine was to haul both water and ore to and from the mine. Once this problem was solved with the completion of the Tonopah-Tidewater railroad, the mining camp began to attract more men, and a small town sprang up in the desert complete with schoolhouse, hotels, and a bath house of course. Although the town would survive WWI with only a few misfortunes to speak of, by the time the Great Depression rolled around in the 1930’s, Ludlow was beginning to wane, and the Tonopah-Tidewater railway would lose miles of track to a disastrous flood. When a termination of operations was grated for the company running the mine in 1940, only a handful of residents would remain and ride out WWII. By the 1960’s, two highways, and a well would allow the town of Ludlow to sustain its few remaining residents, and accommodate any tourists passing through the area. Today the old mining town is still wasting away along Route 66, just a stones throw away from what remains of modern-day Ludlow.

Salton Riviera, California

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Flickr Photo: © mst7022 – Salton Sea

Located in Salton City, this once ideal resort development on the Salton Sea was a huge success when it opened in the late 1950’s. Originally created to be a large community full of schools, neighborhoods and churches alongside a championship golf course, yacht club, and world-class hotel, Salton Riviera failed to attract the residents it desired. Although plenty of people were willing to invest money in the development and celebrities and politicians were constantly being seen around the resort, the community would collapse by the end of the 1970’s, a mere twenty years after it opened. During the 1980’s and 1990’s the salinity and pollution levels in the Salton Sea increased, causing a large decrease in tourism to the area, and ruin to the remaining buildings at Salton Riviera. Today there isn’t much left besides a terrible smell the remnants of a once thriving place. Be sure to check out nearby Bombay Beach while you’re in the area as well.

**Salton riviera is located on private property**

Animas Forks, Colorado

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Flickr Photo: © underactive – Animas Forks Ghost Town

This small mining settlement is located at the crossroads of three rivers in the San Juan Mountains about 12 miles Northeast of Silverton. The first cabins of Animas Forks were built by prospectors in 1873, and by 1876 there was a bustling community of miners and their families, along with a post office, hotel, saloon, and general store. Animas Forks continued to grow steadily thanks to the mine nearby until about 1910 when activity at the mine stopped, and the once thriving mining town was deserted. Today if you want to visit Animas Forks, it’s recommended that you go in a vehicle with four-wheel drive since the roads are unpaved, and the town is a bit of a drive from the nearest inhabited town nearby.

Ashcroft, Colorado

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Flickr Photo: © Joe Jiang – Ghost Town Dusk

Founded in 1880 when miners from local Leadville found silver ore in the Castle Creek Valley, Ashcroft started out as a small mining camp called Castle Forks City. The first group of prospectors to call the camp home set up a Miner’s Protection Association, built a court-house, and had streets mapped out two weeks later. When word about the silver began to spread, the small camp began to grow at a rapid pace, and was soon home to a new name – Ashcroft – and 2,000 people. Because of its size, the new mining town would grow to house 2 newspapers, a few sawmills, schools, and at least 20 saloons. Ironically enough, the town met its end in about the same manner it began. When the silver mines proved to be shallow by 1885 there were only 100 people left, and by the turn of the century the town would be a ghost town. Today there are 9 buildings left standing in Ashcroft, and can be visited from mid June to September.

Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado

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Flickr Photo: © Automotive Rhythms – Camping_at_Dunton_Hot_Springs..17

The original Dunton Springs was built in 1885 as a mining town. Although there’s not a lot of information floating around the internet about what caused the town to collapse, it’s probably safe to assume the mine ran out of raw materials and the people left… The reason this revived ghost town made it onto my bucket list is because the original buildings were painstakingly restored, and have been transformed into a resort. If you’re looking for somewhere unique to spend the weekend, why not fork over heaps of money to sleep like a modern age miner in a little slice of heaven on earth…. but you know… with modern conveniences, delicious food, and heated cabins to go along with the gorgeous views.

St. Elmo, Colorado

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Flickr Photo: © Melinda Duncan – On The Boardwalk

Named after a romantic 19th century novel, St. Elmo sprang up 1878 under the name of Forest City. As the population of the town grew right along with the increase in gold and silver ore findings in the area, a post office was established a few years later and the name was officially changed over to St. Elmo. What really put this small mining town on the map however, was becoming a station on not one but 3 different railways. Soon the town was booming with close to 2,000 citizens, two restaurants, several merchandise stores, two saw mills, and a newspaper. Like most mining towns, the beginning of the end of St. Elmo started with the failure of the local mines in 1910. Although mining continued in the area until the 1920’s, St. Elmo met its demise when the railroad stopped running in 1922, and literally pulled up the tracks in 1926. Today there’s not much left of St. Elmo thanks to a fire back in 2002, but the town is open for tours, and donations are appreciated to help restore the remaining buildings.

Bucket List: America’s Ghost Towns Part 2

bucketlistghosttown2In the second section of America’s ghost towns off on my own personal bucket list, I’m going to continue where I left off and move across the country in alphabetical order.

Pearce, Arizona

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Flickr Photo: © Phillip Capper – Pearce, Arizona, USA 1990

Discovered by and named for James Pearce, the town of Pearce, Arizona formed up around the infamous Commonwealth mine after James made a chance discovery with the throw of a rock. Said to be one of the most prosperous mines in the state, it’s easy to understand how this patch of desert seemed to grow overnight into a bustling little town with a movie theater, railroad, saloon, post office, boarding house, and literally both the families and houses of tombstone. Sadly the town met its demise when the Great Depression rolled across the country and took with it a large portion of the businesses in town. Soon it would be as if Pearce had never been at all. Today, the town is seeing a resurgence as buildings are being transformed into shop fronts catering towards the tourists making their way on the famous “ghost trail”.

Santa Claus, Arizona

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Flickr Photo: © David Smith – Santa’s Village 2

Although Santa Claus, Arizona was never technically a town, it was a popular tourist attraction on Highway 93 south of the Nevada/Arizona border at Hoover Dam. Closed in 1995, this once magical attraction with themed food and trinkets for everyone’s favorite holiday, has now been left to rot in the Arizona sun and has been covered with years of graffiti.There’s really no telling what you might find if you decide to visit, apart from the few remaining buildings, but I for one am shamelessly happy there’s one less Santa themed place in the world… you know… because he’s creepy.

Dogpatch, Arkansas

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Flickr Photo: © Clinton Steeds – Dogpatch Grounds

Hailed as the most famous amusement park in the United States, Dogpatch U.S.A. in Marble Falls, Arkansas opened it’s doors in 1968 to a crowd of 8,000 people. With a creative mix of characters, rides, and attractions the park performed well for a number of years despite behind the scenes drama and a few personal injury lawsuits along the way. Dogpatch kept its doors open until 1993, and shortly there after began garnering attention for being vacant. Sadly for all of you urban explorers out there, the park was purchased by inventor Charles L. Pelsor in 2014 and is slowly being revived while remaining open for tours.

Bodie, California

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Flickr Photo: © James Marvin Phelps – Abandoned Old Chevy

Built in the 1860’s and named after William Bodey (Waterman S. Body), who was the first to discover gold in the area, the town grew steadily until the early 1880’s when the gold mines began to close and people moved on to more prosperous areas of the country. Although there was a brief resurgence of inhabitants throughout most of the early 1900’s thanks to new mining technology, the town slowly faded towards the ghost town it would become in the 1940’s. In 1962, Bodie was declared both a State Historic Park and National Historic Landmark thanks to the state of “arrested decay” that has been maintained since the state took over. The park is open year round for tourism.

Calico, California

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Flickr Photo: © Steven Martin – Main Street, Calico Ghost Town

Formed in the 1880’s and named for the beautiful mountains that surround the city, Calico grew up around multiple silver mines and soon became a thriving locale. When the value of silver dropped only 10 years later, the town was hard hit and people would begin to abandon the city until the final residents left in 1929. When Walter Knott purchased the ghost town in the 1950’s he set about restoring the remaining buildings and tried to make them look as authentic as possible while making them sturdy for a hopefully long future. Luckily for Knott, his hard work paid off and Calico was made a State Historic Landmark in 2005, and is open year round for tours and a step back in time.

Chemung Mine/Masonic, California

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Flickr Photo: © Cowgirl Jules – Chemung Mine 1

Discovered in 1909, Chemung Mine in Masonic Mountain remained open until 1938 when as far as I can discern, it was abandoned overnight (probably not). Inhabited by 1,000 people at the height of its existence, the mining town is built on three levels, and used an extensive tram system to transport the gold from the mine back into town. Although the town has been abandoned for 78 years, the remains of buildings are still standing and said to be in good condition for their age and lack of repair. Located close to Bodie, you’ll have to drive to get here, but even if you’re unimpressed with the dilapidated buildings, the beautiful desert views should be worth your time.

Bucket List: America’s Ghost Towns Part 1

Bucketlistghosttown1For me there’s something sad and mysterious about abandoned buildings and towns. Something that seems to draw me to them, as if staring at the old facades and overgrown structures will teach me something about humanity or nature. Although we all dream about visiting places like Machu Picchu and Angkor Wat because they’re far away and as mysterious as we believe them to be, there are also a number of abandoned places here in the U.S.A. that are equally as mysterious and interesting. And I plan to cover a few of them in my next few blog posts.

Cahaba(Cahawba), Alabama

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Flickr Photo: © Pat Henson – The Barker Slave House

As the first state capital of Alabama, it somehow seems fitting that this once important locale is now an archaeological site with a reputation for being haunted. Built at the confluence of the Alabama and Cahaba rivers just after the state was created in 1819, the new capital soon garnered a reputation for being both unsafe and unhealthy thanks to flooding and disease. When the legislature moved, Cahaba reinvented itself into a harbor town and thrived thanks to a bustling cotton trade. After the civil war hit and the union blockade shut down the cotton trade, Cahaba was forced to reinvent itself once again, and would eventually become home to a military prison that would hold soldiers until the end of the Civil war. In 1865 the town was hit with a massive flood, and would gradually be taken back by nature until it was unincorporated in 1989. Today, the park is open daily (unless otherwise stated) for guided or self-guided tours by foot, vehicle, or bicycle for a small fee.

Kennecott, Alaska

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Flickr Photo: © Jeffrey L. Cohen – Kennecott Mill

This national historic landmark might be the best remaining example of early 20th century mining, but is mostly visited by tourists because of its iconic and imposing red buildings, and the breathtaking backdrop of mountains and lush green landscape that surrounds it. Built by the Kennecott Mining Corporation around the turn of the century, this remote mining town was a thriving metropolis of activity thanks to higher than average wages, and the push for coast to coast railroad lines during the industrial revolution. Although the mining company would go on to expand their business in various corners of the world, Kennecott was completely depleted of its copper ore by 1938 and the town was subsequently abandoned. Open from May to September for tourism, take the guided tour if it’s available, so you can see the inside of the buildings along with the open streets available to anyone wanting to visit.

Courtland, Arizona

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Flickr Photo: © Ben Lepley – IMG_6961

The town of Courtland was founded in 1909 after copper was found nearby. It didn’t take long for the town to grow once multiple mining companies set up shop, and soon this tiny dot on a map would become a town of 2,000 with two railroads, a Wells Fargo station, school-house, and post office among many other thriving businesses. Despite the promise of a “mother-lode” of copper in the area, the mines began to run out by the time 1917 rolled around, and when the final mining company closed its doors in 1920, the businesses and people soon followed suit. Today it’s hard to even consider Courtland a town. With nothing more than a few partially intact buildings and the scattered ruins of thriving businesses and homes that have been taken back by nature, it looks a bit more like something out of an apocalyptic movie starring desert plant life. Since the town in part of the famous “Ghost Town Trail” beginning in Tombstone, it’s location is easy to find, and open for anyone willing to visit.

Gleeson (Turquoise), Arizona

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Flickr Photo: © Kristy Hom – Welcome to Gleeson

Originally inhabited by Native Americans, this small town was named turquoise after the semi-precious stones found in the area. When miner John Gleeson began prospecting nearby and found large deposits of copper in 1900, this small mining camp was renamed and would grow to support a small community of miners who would occupy the town for the next 40 years. Although Gleeson technically still has residents today, most of them don’t inhabit the “old town”, and the remains of a saloon, hospital, jail, and a few houses are all that is left of what was once a flourishing mining camp. Like Courtland and many others in the area, Gleeson can be found on the famous “Ghost Town Trail”, and is easily accessible to tourists.

Goldfield, Arizona

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Flickr Photo: © Jc Olivera – Goldfield Ghost Town

Aptly named for the gold ore found in the area in the late 1800’s, Goldfield is one of the most famous ghost towns in Arizona. At its height, it boasted 3 saloons, a post office, brewery, blacksmith, and many other buildings including a school. When the ground began to run out of gold just before the turn of the century, the miners began to leave, and the town would be mostly uninhabited until the 1920’s when new mining techniques gave the city a new life. Since history has a way of repeating itself no matter how hard we work, the towns revival would only last for another 5 years, and when the gold ran out the people left. When  Robert F. “Bob” Schoose fell in love with Goldfield in the late 1960’s, he began purchasing all the land in the area, and recreating the once thriving ghost town with new buildings, tourists attractions, and an authentic feel. Although the town itself might not be the real Goldfield, the tourist attraction in its place will probably be an interesting way to spend an afternoon.

Bucket List: Literary Homes

Apart from my obvious love of travel and admitted love of movies, I’m also a huge bookworm. Because I always seem to have my nose stuck in a book, and have grown interested in the lives of the authors who have written some of the most famous books in history, I’ve made a point to include their homes in my travel bucket list. Since none of the below mentioned authors should need any introduction from me, I’m going to stray from the norm (as far as my bucket list posts are concerned) and only include titles, locations, and photos for each.

Agatha Christie

Greenway Estate – Greenway Rd, near Brixham, Devon TQ5 0ES, United Kingdom
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Flickr Photo: © Becks – Greenway

Alexandre Dumas

“Chateau de Monte Cristo” – Square des Ormes, 78560 Le Port-Marly, Yvelines, France

Anne Frank

Anne Frank House – Prinsengracht 263-267, 1016 GV Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Flickr Photo: © Chris Khamken – Anne Frank’s House

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum –  203 N Amity St., Baltimore, Maryland 21223, U.S.A.
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Flickr Photo: © Darren and Brad – L1250692

Edith Warton

The Mount – 2 Plunkett St, Lenox, Massachusetts 01240, U.S.A.
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Flickr Photo: © David Dashiell – The Mount from the Flower Garden by David Dashiell.jpg

Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson Museum – 280 Main St, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002, U.S.A.
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Flick Photo: © peppergrasss – Emily Dickinson house

Ernest Hemingway

The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum – 907 Whitehead St, Key West, Florida 33040, U.S.A. 
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flickr Photo: © annaspies – The Hemingway House

F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald House – 599 Summit Ave, St Paul, Minnesota 55102, U.S.A.
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Flickr Photo: © Holly Hayes – F. Scott Fitzgerald House

Henry David Thoreau

Replica House at Walden Pond State Reservation – 915 Walden St., Concord, Massachusetts 01742, U.S.A.
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Flickr Photo: © Tracy Lee Carroll – Thoreau’s Cabin and Statue

Herman Melville

Arrowhead – 780 Holmes Rd, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201, U.S.A.
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Flickr Photo: © Pablo Sanchez – Herman Melville’s Arrowhead, The Berkshires, MA

Jane Austen

Jane Austen’s House Museum –  Chawton, Alton, Hampshire GU34 1SD, United Kingdom
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Flickr Photo: © Jacqueline Poggi – Jane Austen’s House Museum, Chawton

John Keats

Keats House – 10 Keats Grove, London NW3 2RR, United Kingdom
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Flickr Photo: © Laura Nolte – Keats House

John Steinbeck

Steinbeck House and Restaurant – 132 Central Ave, Salinas, California 93901, U.S.A.
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Flickr Photo: © Ken Lund – John Steinbeck House, Salinas, California

Leo Tolstoy

Yasnaya Polyana – Yasnaya Polyana, Tula Oblast, Russia, 301214
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Flickr Photo: © khawkins33 – Tolstoy’s home

Louisa May Alcott

Orchard House – 399 Lexington Rd, Concord, Massachusetts 01742, U.S.A.
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Flickr Photo: © Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism – Orchard House, Home of Louisa May Alcott – Concord

Margaret Mitchell

Margaret Mitchell House and Museum – 990 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30309, U.S.A.
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Flickr Photo: © Lars Juhl Jensen – The Margaret Mitchell House, Atlanta, Georgia

Mark Twain

Mark Twain House – 351 Farmington Ave, Hartford, Connecticut 06105, U.S.A.
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Flickr Photo: © Ken Zirkel – Mark Twain House

Oscar Wilde

The Oscar Wilde House – American College Dublin, 1 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Flickr Photo: © William Murphy – Merrion Square – The Irish American University

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson House – 28 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord, Massachusetts 01742, U.S.A.
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Flickr Photo: © Chris DiGiamo – The home of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thomas Hardy

National Trust – Hardys Cottage, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8QJ, United Kingdom
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Flickr Photo: © Phillip Capper – Thomas Hardy’s cottage, Dorset, England…

Victor Hugo

Maison de Victor Hugo – 6 Place des Vosges, 75004 Paris, France
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Flickr Photo: © Fofo Espínola – maison de victor hugo

Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman House – 330 Mickle Boulevard, Camden, New Jersey 08103, U.S.A.
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Flickr Photo: © Chris Hunkeler – Walt Whitman’s Home

William Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s Birthplace – Henley St., Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6QW, United Kingdom
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Flickr Photo: © Peter Broster – Shakespeare’s Birthplace