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Re: Ghost Towning
« Reply #75 on: July 24, 2021, 01:40:06 PM »

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Re: Ghost Towning
« Reply #76 on: July 24, 2021, 02:54:17 PM »

Fluteville and Campville in Connecticut, along the old CT 8, were abandoned when dams were set up in the area and CT 8 was relocated in the late 1950s:

https://hiddeninplainsightblog.com/tag/fluteville/
http://www.countytimes.com/news/when-litchfield-harwinton-really-went-under-water/article_853408f9-997b-587f-aef3-8c11dd0d8121.html
https://kurumi.com/roads/ct/abandoned.html#d_8_route
Makes me think of the 5 MA towns flooded for the Quabbin.  You can still go see the mostly empty foundations in the defunct town of Dana.
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Re: Ghost Towning
« Reply #77 on: July 24, 2021, 05:56:28 PM »

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Re: Ghost Towning
« Reply #78 on: July 24, 2021, 06:13:09 PM »

Oak City is also abandoned.

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.9044118,-77.3073594,3a,80.9y,128.55h,87.04t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sIy1rIyaeSSFv_snmzSEHOA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!5m1!1e1

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.9638468,-77.3025122,3a,20.5y,238.99h,86.38t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s9lZQpAoJZYndhmhtst1BRg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!5m1!1e1

A single abandoned building or two does not make a ghost town.  Looks to me like Oak City NC is a town of 300-ish people; hardly a ghost town

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Oak+City,+NC+27857/@35.9613982,-77.3086233,2478m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89ae5615803124c7:0xc1f20d047978162b!8m2!3d35.9637687!4d-77.3080209

A true abandoned/ghost town would have no (or very few) active residents.  Most of them that I am aware of are out west; one example in the eastern US would be Centralia PA.

They must be nearby if the CDP isnít even half 0.50 square miles.  It would be different if it was say a place like Allensworth, CA where the core town is long dead but the CDP included a fairly dispersed area.
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Re: Ghost Towning
« Reply #81 on: December 15, 2021, 05:45:57 PM »

Got to talking about ghost towns on a road chat and forgot I hit some new stuff during the year:

New Almaden Quicksilver Mining District

https://www.gribblenation.org/2021/02/santa-clara-county-g8-and-new-almaden.html?m=1

Success Siding

https://www.gribblenation.org/2021/10/former-california-state-route-190-at.html?m=1

Fresno Hot Springs

https://www.gribblenation.org/2021/12/coalinga-mineral-springs-road-fresno.html?m=1
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Re: Ghost Towning
« Reply #82 on: December 15, 2021, 06:48:49 PM »

Cairo, Illinois. Steep population decline
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Re: Ghost Towning
« Reply #83 on: December 15, 2021, 07:00:46 PM »

Cairo, Illinois. Steep population decline

Not a ghost town with a couple thousand residents.  By that logic Detroit would be a ghost town too, it isnít. 
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Re: Ghost Towning
« Reply #84 on: December 15, 2021, 07:16:16 PM »

I dunno. Cairo sure feels like a ghost town. Knowing that there are people that have to live in that environment in their day-to-day life actually makes it creepier.
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Re: Ghost Towning
« Reply #85 on: December 15, 2021, 07:36:08 PM »

I dunno. Cairo sure feels like a ghost town. Knowing that there are people that have to live in that environment in their day-to-day life actually makes it creepier.
Part of is because of I-57, the Cairo Rail Bridge, and other bypasses. Riots were part of the reason too.
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Re: Ghost Towning
« Reply #86 on: December 15, 2021, 07:52:20 PM »

^^^

Suffice to say Cairo has a ton of stuff not going for it that has led to itís decline.  It will be interesting to see if 20-30 years from now if it will become truly abandoned.

I dunno. Cairo sure feels like a ghost town. Knowing that there are people that have to live in that environment in their day-to-day life actually makes it creepier.

I donít disagree that it feels that way, every time Iíve been through there the effect is more and more pronounced.  Itís the same vibe I get from much of Detroit when I go home and go out looking for ruins porn/notable abandoned buildings. 

Also, I edited the thread title to include exploring abandoned places.  This Cairo talk got me thinking abandonment tends to go hand in hand with looking for ghost towns, so why exclude it?
« Last Edit: December 15, 2021, 08:05:34 PM by Max Rockatansky »
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