Related Program: History Matters History Matters: Ghost towns lurk everywhere By Gary Joiner, Ph.D. • Oct 20, 2015 Related Program: History Matters TweetShareGoogle+Email Commentator Gary Joiner explores why some towns disappear off the map and what leads to their ghost town demise. Credit Dr. Gary Joiner / Dr. Gary Joiner Listen Listening... / 4:30 History Matters #432 - Ghost towns commentary History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine. Tags: Ghost townsFlournoy-Lucas RoadOil CityTimber townIron Mountain RailroadTweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread. Related Content History Matters: Economic and political lessons lurk in ghost towns By Gary Joiner, Ph.D. • Aug 12, 2014 Robin Cole-Jett / Red River Historian LSU Shreveport history professor Gary Joiner examines ghosts of the past -- the crumbling brick and mortar type -- in this installment of History Matters. History Matters: Keep the memory of Louisiana's ghost towns alive By Gary Joiner, Ph.D. • Jan 29, 2013 Commentator Gary Joiner explores abandoned towns -- from Rum Center to Fischer -- and explains why their history matters.