Don’t start your town near an open pit mine.
That’s just my opinion…but I suppose…if you work at the mine, you want to be close.
Lowell, Arizona was pretty close to the old Lavender Pit, and then they figured out the copper ore was under where the city was. So the pit grew bigger and Lowell had to move.
Erie Street is about all that’s left. There’s a couple businesses. And the local folks decided to keep it quirky. They parked some old cars. They played up on the ghost town motif. Add in a modern-day pandemic, and it feels downright post-apocalyptic to walk down the street.
If you are in the area, stop by for a little bit. Most people get to leave after their visit.