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Lowell, Arizona - a ghost street from the 50ies

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After the Bisbee Mine Tour we stopped by at Lowell, which has an abandoned street with fuel stations, shops, vintage cars and even Greyhound buses from the 40ies to the 70ies.


The once booming small town of Lowell was almost completely demolished, while other buildings were moved when the Levander pit mine started to grow. The mining company either paid the market value of the buildings or moved them. Even the now historic route 80 had to be rebuilt on a new route to let the pit grow. So the success of the mine was the graveyard of the small town and other, neighbouring towns boomed in contrast.


A fragment of Lowell’s commercial district was saved along Erie Street. In fact, it was more than “saved,” the quarter-mile road was preserved and improved to cultivate a vintage peak of an earlier time. For years, business owners, locals, and other enthusiastic individuals have banded together to create a distinctive outdoor museum that showcases the decades of the 1940s through the early 1970s.

Then we had another low train bridge to handle, last time was worse for sure!

Posted by divatmotoros 03:31 Archived in USA

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