Cerro Gordo Is TikTok’s Favorite Ghost Town — With a Dark Past

When Brent Underwood bought a ghost town back in 2018, he didn’t imagine he’d end up living there – alone – for 9 months during a pandemic. And…

When Brent Underwood bought a ghost town back in 2018, he didn’t imagine he’d end up living there – alone – for 9 months during a pandemic. And he definitely didn’t think that videos of him exploring mines and digging through rubble would get him 2 million followers on TikTok. We visit Cerro Gordo, and explore what it takes to bring the Wild West back to life.

This post was originally published on Radio Free.


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