Copyright © 2001 - 2018  All Photos, text, materials on this site are copyrighted to Rocky Mountain Profiles for the exclusive use of Rocky Mountain Profiles and  Michael J. Sinnwell.  

Home About Us Contact Us Ghost town Books Links of interest
Ghost Towns by State Site Search Tales from the Past Guest Book

Valdez Alaska (Not a Ghost Town)

Photos Joan and Mike Sinnwell  June 2008

Named in 1790 by Spanish explorers this town was the place were a Klondike scam deceived many prospectors. A steamship company claimed this to be the starting point of an easier route to the Klondike Gold fields…(( NOT)).

There were shoot outs, earthquakes, and oil spills but the town has survived.