By Jay Pastor
From page 54 of the February, 2011 issue of Lost Treasure
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There’s no formal definition for a ghost town. Most people tend to think of one as a collection of intact, formerly-occupied homes and businesses, now abandoned, over a century old, and sitting alone in the desert somewhere west of everything.
But, picturesque as that may seem, other, less romantic sites qualify just as much for that title. And (probably originated by TH'ers) currently populated areas are also categorized as ghost, with percentage numbers assigned to represent the amount of ghostliness that exists (e.g., Pothole Flats is about 60-percent ghosted).
Looking at things that way, your home town, with its 100 or so buildings, could be considered as one-percent ghosted if a single, unclaimed, abandoned building still stands.