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Ruby is a ghost town in Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States. It was founded as a mining camp (originally “Montana Camp”, so named because the miners were mining at the foot of Montana Peak). Mining started around 1877. The Montana mine produced gold, silver, lead, zinc and copper. At its peak in the mid 1930s, Ruby had a population of about 1,200. The post office was discontinued on May 31, 1941.

Ruby is one of the two best-preserved ghost towns in Arizona, along with the Vulture Mine near Wickenburg, Arizona. Ruby’s attractions today include about 25 buildings under roof, including the old jail and houses, the old school, the playground, old mine machinery, buildings and mine workings. Ruby is entirely on private property.

Photographed with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ 50.

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Featured in ARIZONA/June, 2009
Top 10 in THE WILD WEST’s “Ghost Town” Challenge/September, 2009

I am a 60+ retiree who loves photography. I am active in the Green Valley (AZ) Camera Club where I teach several classes. Joining this organization has taken my photography to new levels. I consider my cameras and my computers to be my creative media.

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Comments

  • carlinecasey
    carlinecaseyover 5 years ago

    beautiful shot :)

  • Thank you, Carline.

    – Linda Gregory

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 5 years ago

    Great shot….love the treatment too.

  • Thank you, Wendi.

    – Linda Gregory

  • Zal Lazkowicz
    Zal Lazkowiczover 5 years ago

    love the glow, nice shot!

  • Thank you, Zalman. I used the Orton effect.

    – Linda Gregory

  • LeviMoore
    LeviMooreover 5 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!
    This photo has been featured in the Arizona Group!

  • Wow! Thank you so much. I’m new to RB so I’m very honored.

    – Linda Gregory

  • Dick Paige
    Dick Paigeover 5 years ago

    Linda,

    Congrats, I like the filter you applied.

  • Thanks, Dick. It’s not a filter. It’s the Orton effect. I have a copy of the instructions in my folder in the admin desk. Feel free to take one.

    – Linda Gregory

  • Kathleen Struckle
    Kathleen Struckleover 5 years ago

    Beautiful image. Congrats on featured.

  • Thank you, Kathleen.

    – Linda Gregory

  • calvinincalif
    calvinincalifabout 4 years ago

    Please share/post this image with the Group One Tree at a Time

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