Ghost Towns of the American West

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This text depicts how the Westward Expansion left a lasting impact on America. The massive migration of people to the American West during the gold rush required building towns to house people. However, when all the gold and other resources in an area were depleted, the towns were often deserted. These deserted towns were called ghost towns. (McGraw-Hill Imagine It!, 2008)

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