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Old 01-14-2009, 02:40 PM
 
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Cairo, IL. A once-important river and railroad town, now inhabited but largely in ruins.
Cairo (pronounce KAY-ROW) is the strangest place I've seen as well. It is like an inhabited ghost town. You can still see though that it was once prosperous. Creepy, depressing place.
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Old 01-14-2009, 02:45 PM
 
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Rock Springs, Wyoming. Can't explain it. It was just weird, and almost every small town in West Virginia.

I love West Virginia as it is a beautiful state. The small towns through are very very weird.
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Old 01-14-2009, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I wanted to see a ghost town in the west when I went to Las Vegas. We went to Good Springs, about 30 miles outside Las Vegas. But the thing is, it wasn't a ghost town, lol. It was just an extremely small town of about 50 people max, and lots of vacant, very old buildings. Old cars from the 1950s laying around too. There were some lots with very old, rusty antiques just sitting there. Looked like a very poor town. I felt so out of place walking around. It was so quiet and eerie. It was a cool experience though. There used to be tours going on, but supposedly not anymore. That's a shame, since we were looking forward to a tour.

Goodsprings - Nevada Ghost Town
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Old 01-14-2009, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Denver via Austin
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Preston, Idaho. Napoleon Dynamite was filmed there, and the town is exactly like it was portrayed in the movie. It seemed really eerie to me because it seemed like it was stuck in the 80's.
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Old 01-14-2009, 05:12 PM
 
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Hoschton, Georgia. We started driving through town and I seriously felt like I was in a BAD horror movie.There were scare crows EVERYWHERE. They had them posed in normal everyday positions, leaning over the hood of a car, a group standing in yard, like they were talking, getting mail from a mail box.And every once in awhile you'd see one waving.It was like the entire population of the town had been taken over and replaced by the scarecrows. I found out later they were trying to set a world record for the most scarecrows, but it was CREEE PEEEE.
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Old 01-14-2009, 05:26 PM
 
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Tchula, Mississippi. I thought that it was a town where time stood still and not in a good way.
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Old 01-14-2009, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Preston, Idaho. Napoleon Dynamite was filmed there, and the town is exactly like it was portrayed in the movie. It seemed really eerie to me because it seemed like it was stuck in the 80's.

That's pretty funny, because it seems like Napoleon Dynamite kind of portrayed it in a way that the town was so behind times and still stuck in the 80s lol.
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Old 01-14-2009, 06:28 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Lynchburg, Virginia. Those people were so stupid. I felt like I was in St. Olaf, MN....the town that Rose on the Golden Girls came from.
St. Olaf, MN? St. Olaf is a college in Northfield, MN and a neat little place.
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Old 01-14-2009, 06:35 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Cassadaga, FL...a town almost entirely populated by mediums. I can't even begin to describe it to you.
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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My wife tlold me she was in New Orleans once on a casual spring-break trip with her daughters, and they were looking for something to do. She saw Shell Beach on a map and drove out there. It is called Shell Beach because that is where the Shell Oil Company has a bunch of storage tanks sitting right next to the water, which is inaccessible.

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We once arranged to meet some friends from another town in an in-between place to go on an outing one Sunday. They told us they would meet us in front of the supermarket, in Licking, Missouri. After we had sat there a few minutes, a cop came and explained to us that it is illegal in Licking for people to sit in a parked car. We could either get out of the car and wait on the sidewalk, or we could pull the car into the supermarket parking lot, since the law does not apply to private parking lots. I'm pretty sure I understood the law correctly, as he explained it, but it still seems like I must be missing something.
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There are a couple of all-Black towns in unexpected places. One of them is Nicodemus, in the middle of the Kansas prairie, and the other is Idlewild, in the forests of northern Michigan. Nicodemus was settled by runaway slaves. Idlewild was once a well-to-do resort, but in the early 20th century, it was opened to blacks, who now occupy nesrly all the cottages that are still standing.
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