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The Arizona desert teems with hundreds of towns abandoned when their natural resources ran out. Photographer Kurt Wenner captures these ruins before vandals erase them completely.
While historically “haunted” mansions, asylums, and cemeteries are abundant throughout the United States, they become fewer and further between as the landscape changes from well-developed, metropolitan cities in the East to the vast, open plains of the West. There, abandoned “ghost towns” populate the prairie fields and deserts, serving as a reminder of a not-so-distant past. These empty cities can now be seen in Ghost Towns of Arizona: