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The Ghosts of America’s Past

This website is for those who see beauty in weathered structures and abandoned buildings.

 This website is for those who are saddened when an old building with character, historic or not, is needlessly torn town.

 This website is for those who feel a connection to their past when they view, touch, and walk through or around an old building.

 This website is for those who feel the spirit of those who toiled to build that structure for a better life for their family and future generations.

 This website is for artists and photographers who appreciate the subtle colors and patina and the way the structures are harmonious with the hand.

 This website is for those who believe “they don’t make them like they used to” and appreciate the architectural design and craftsmanship of our American past and is saddened by their loss.

A few photos of the Old American West (remnants of what was) can be found on the three "Gallery" pages. Old West costumes put on display by your web host "The Captain" and others are found on the two "Costume" pages, a couple of reenacting events in Texas are documented at "Reenacting," and then there is a page of fictionalized handbills, broadsides, and Wanted posters at "Posters" and a few model photos by The Captain of Old West stuff on the "Models" page. Have fun!

Scenery of the American West

American West Scenery

Ghost Towns and Historic Sites

Ghost Towns found in the American West

Barbed Wire, Windmills & Sixguns

Western Movie Locations

The Old West Company's 740 page book of lists. A book of Trivia, Fact, and Folklore About Westerns & The American West. What, you say? You like ghost towns? Steam railroads?  Old west weapons? A little history? Western words of wisdom? The famous outlaws and gunfighters? Click here to learn more but that will send you to another site...so don't leave just yet, by crackey!

Western movies on the big screen come and go, but some western town movie sets linger on and on and on. Some of these sets are presented here for all you western fans who somehow just love this period in our American history. Click on picture above to go there. Thousands more western images can be found at this website; see the links at the bottom of the page.

Photos of the American West

Barbed Wire, Windmills, & Sixguns
Wesstern Movie Locations
Western Movie Locations