From Boom to Bust: The Tragic Story of America’s Ghost Towns

Ruby Arizona Ghost Town



Ruby, Arizona

Located just a few miles north of the Arizona-Mexico border, Ruby started out as a mining outpost when a rich vein of silver was discovered. It got its name in 1916, when the owner of the local general store sent in an application to U.S. Post Office, requesting the town be named after his wife: Ruby. It was an active mining camp until the early 1940s when the mines wore out and the town was abandoned.

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