American Ghost Towns. Kennecott, Alaska. Kennecott ia an abandoned copper mining town in the valdez – cordova area in the U.S state of Alaska. Kennecott hade five mines, Bonanza, Jumbo, Mother Lode, Erie and Glacier. In the 1980s, Kennecott became a popular tourist destination, as people came to see the old mines and buildings. Visitors and nearby residents have stripped many of the small items and artifacts. The last train left Kennecott on November 10th, 1938, leaving it a Ghost Town. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1986. Like, Share and Subscribe Thanks.