Cerro Gordo Ghost Town

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Murder and mayhem were commonplace during the mining era of the Old West and Cerro Gordo was known to have at least one murder a week while it was operating. Bounteous silver, lead, and zinc ore combined with a relatively anarchic atmosphere mixed to produce violence and chicanery. The ghost town is said to be haunted; in June of 2020 an entrepreneur's dream to turn the historic hotel into a tourist attraction literally went up in flames. Weirdly enough, the fire that engulfed a few of the historic buildings happened exactly 149 years after the Cerro Gordo Hotel opened on June 15, 1871. To get there, take Route 136 to Cerro Gordo St. and drive 7.7. miles. You will see the ghost town and buildings on both sides of the road.