What was responsible for turning high hopes and thriving commerce into crushed dreams and ghostly desolation? This five-part documentary series explores how the booms and busts of the Old West era produced the spooky places commonly referred to as "ghost towns." From New Mexico to Arizona, California, and Colorado, the programs combine enlightening interviews, archival materials, and new footage of the locales where American dreams turned to nightmares and dust. 5 1/2 hrs. total on two discs. Soundtrack: English.