As Monday turned to Tuesday morning, five hostages had escaped and the Central Business District had turned into a ghost town.
“I found a ghost town in South Dakota during a rainstorm,” Thompson described.
It's a ghost town now, just a handful of weathered wooden buildings sagging beneath snow.
The area that used to be the commercial center of Hebron is now a ghost town.
By the afternoon it was a ghost town inside the campus gates.
At their base, the gray walls of stone in the ghost town of Little Rhyolite gleamed palely, like skeleton remains.
A ghost town should have ghosts but none walk at the present time.
They went first to the ghost town: the slope above Little Rhyolite would save weary miles.
The tall, well-built cowboy star swung into his saddle and they trotted away between two tumbledown houses of the ghost town.
Why should anyone come to the ghost town, especially in a darkened vehicle?
A town, especially a boomtown in the old American West, that has been completely abandoned and deserted: “If you drive through the desert, you can still see the main street of Dry Gulch, a ghost town.”