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    I would love to know some specific locations. I'm...

    I would love to know some specific locations. I'm in Peoria now and I would love to explore!
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    Finding ghost town clubs

    I am probably in the wrong state for this, but I will ask anyways:

    I currently live in Illinois, but love ghost towns and exploring of abandoned areas. I would love to find perhaps a club or...
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    Would you include ones that still have a...

    Would you include ones that still have a population, but that population has drastically increased? If so, Cairo IL and Thurmond WV seem to be ideal ...
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    Ha Island, Japan; Street View

    I am fascinated with abandoned settlements, no matter where in the world they may be.

    Such is the case with Hashima, Japan. It's a place I've always wanted to explore but that seems like a...
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    Japanese Ghost Town

    http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/03/google-maps-a-japanese-nuclear-ghost-town/100482/

    This link on the online version of The Atlantic shows many pictures of Namie, which was a bit north of...
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    Rodden, or: Occupational Hazards!

    So again, I have been researching possible spots in my part of the country that may have remnants. Sadly, as opposed to out west (where there are tons of buildings and other signs of former...
  7. Thread: Motor, IA

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    Motor, IA

    Has anyone explored any sites in the midwest?

    I was not too far from Dubuque, IA, this past weekend, and saw that the abandoned settlement of Motor, IA, was not too far away. I was unable to stop...
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    Great work! I'm so far enjoying your site quite a...

    Great work! I'm so far enjoying your site quite a bit -- a great little "vicarious" thing for those of us who have never been to any of these places!
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    Thurmond WV trip??

    So I see that the ghost town of Thurmond, WV, is accessible by train, and part of me would love to jump on that to explore. But, is it worth it? Better still, once I'm there, then what?

    I am...
  10. I'm very much appreciating your Then-Now series!...

    I'm very much appreciating your Then-Now series! A lot of work clearly went into it, and those of us who have to live vicariously through other Ghost Towners (heh) enjoy seeing it!
  11. I'm glad I'm not the only ghost towner that is...

    I'm glad I'm not the only ghost towner that is also a geocacher!!
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    It's something to suggest. Every fall the Friends...

    It's something to suggest. Every fall the Friends of Vishnu have an open house for people to tour the hotel and property, and they discuss future plans for it. It would be nice to see something...
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    Yeah, Vishnu is not far from WIU, and the area...

    Yeah, Vishnu is not far from WIU, and the area had problems with students trespassing and screwing up the building even more than it already had been. If you didn't have vandals, you had people...
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    Vishnu Springs, IL

    Just a link to a gallery from Vishnu Springs, which is about 20 miles west of Macomb, IL. A fascinating former resort town, few structures remain (the most intact being the three-story Capitol...
  15. Thread: Ohio?

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    Ohio?

    Has anyone else here explored Ohio to any great degree? I will be traveling there for a short period of time and would love any hints or directions to abandoned settlements worth seeing. So far the...
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    Hahaha, that's what the Internet is good for! I...

    Hahaha, that's what the Internet is good for! I have only been abroad twice in my life, but there are some great photo galleries of sites overseas. Not quite as good as being there, but who can...
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    There are about 2500 here (down from more than...

    There are about 2500 here (down from more than 15,000 in the 20s). There are several reasons to the decline; the highway passes it by, its position at the confluence of the Mississippi and the Ohio...
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    Cairo, IL pics

    A few months ago I finally got to go to Cairo and was amazed in what condition it was in. Very much "Life After Man" style abandonment here. One of my travel companions informed me that, in the...
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    Those are some great pics; thanks for posting!

    Those are some great pics; thanks for posting!
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    I would be fascinated to see this coming to fruition! The appeal of "simpler" seems to be appreciated by a lot here, and I have heard of similar projects elsewhere. I know, for example, in Iowa...
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    Hahaha, don't think that I'm disagreeing with...

    Hahaha, don't think that I'm disagreeing with you!! The economy's been hard on everyone, so I'm certainly NOT jumping on the next plane to Kadykchan (if it existed, which it doesn't). Even some...
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    International ghost town exploring?

    Exploring ghost towns -- at least for me -- fives me a reason to travel (or at least want to travel!), and there seem to be several abandoned towns and cities sprinkled throughout the world -- Craco,...
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    Sylvan, IL?

    Hi there! I am fairly new to the ghost towning thing, and I'm not exactly located in the best spot for it (Illinois, where most former town remains get razed to make farmland).

    There's a locale...
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    Sylvan, IL?

    Are there any ghost town hunters who have explored Illinois? I'm curious about Sylvan, Illinois. I understood that there were still remnants from this town (by Panther Creek and Jim Edgar State...
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    I have a few issues with this app. For starters,...

    I have a few issues with this app. For starters, the GPS function isn't all that helpful -- towns are plunked onto the map whether they're correctly placed or not. Apparently a town in Colorado,...
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