Saturday, July 28, 2012

Cisco, Utah : Ghost Town

I could have spent the whole day in Cisco.

 Post Office

I can't even guess how many times I whispered to myself, "Wow......".

Trevelyn kept saying "Apocalypse".  Seemed completely appropriate.

There were things like perfectly functional-looking vans pulled up next to a trailer, as if the owner was sittin' inside, a foot away from the window-mounted air conditioner-- a can of coke at his elbow on the tv tray, and the remote control in his hand.

Oil trucks from the forties or fifties.

Shacks with tar paper roofs....
and bright-blue painted livingrooms... with cardboard acting as drywall or plaster.


Bicycles lying on their sides, waiting for their fourteen-year-old ghostriders.

Are you getting the feel of the place?

Only long, lonely howls are living in this town, now.


  1. I have wanted to go to a ghost town since I saw that Brady Bunch episode as a kid.So very cool.

  2. Amazing! I just googled and read about the town. What a place. I would love to see something like that some day.
    Blessings, Dawn

  3. My kiddos and husband love exploring ghost towns. I always wonder at the backstory: the who and why.

  4. Heather - After visiting, I always come home and research the town, and read everything I can find about it. :)

  5. Wow. The pictures are amazing. I bet being there was priceless. Thanks for I need to show my girls and look up the town. They'll be fascinated.

  6. Wow! Too neat. When we get out west- I am going to look over your ghost town posts so we can check some out. I never would have thought of them.

  7. Wow! We too are fascinated by the stories hidden in the ghost towns. Thanks for sharing.


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