In 2007 I undertook a trip to Oregon in the US with the aim of visiting some of the Ghost Towns in that state. To me these towns areinteresting, because many of them aren't directly associated to the boom of the 19th Century Gold Rush. Therefore they aren't your stereotypical Ghost Town. To this end the towns in Oregon lived and died for many different reasons, and so show a different side to the what it means to be a Ghost Town.
Life in the old Dog yet: a short photo essay on life in a these ghost towns.
Columbia River: A selection of photos from the Oregon and Washington side of the Columbia River.
Grass Valley: Shots from a few of the towns in Grass Valley
Shaniko: A ghost town that has re-invented itself as a tourist destination.
John Day Valley: A selection from a few of the ghost towns in this area
Hardman: A town that has gone through several rebirths but is living through its Ghost Town status.