FOX — Webster’s Dictionary defines a ghost town as “a once-flourishing town wholly or nearly deserted, usually as the result of the exhaustion of some natural resource.”

The Grant County ghost towns of Fox and Austin were both once thriving communities that saw drastic and expedited reductions in population due to several factors. These days, both Fox and Austin have fewer than five inhabitants each.



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