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They are glimpses of mining's glory days. Reminders of a rush for riches that helped transform a wilderness into a stateā€¦ But as the luster of the metals faded, so too did many of the boom towns, gradually disappearing into the hard landscape from which they were carved. We search for these weathered vestiges of the past among Idaho's gold rush days and ghost towns.


-- "Gold Rush Days and Ghost Towns"