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Ghost Towns

Vocabulary Words

economic management of the income, supplies, and expenses of a household, government, etc.
independence freedom from the control, influence, support, or help of others
overrun to spread over
scrawled written or drawn poorly or carelessly
vacant not occupied
mercantile merchants or trade; commercial
prosperity good fortune; success
tumbledown ready to fall down; not in good condition; dilapidated
claim piece of public land a settler or prospector marks out for possession
pay dirt earth or rock containing enough metal to be worth mining
sluice long, sloping trough through which water flows, used to wash gold from sand, dirt, or gravel
Created by: lewisf