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abandoned supercollider

World’s Largest Super Collider: Abandoned

A supercollider is a large ring designed to accelerate particles of protons and anti-protons until they collide. Its purpose is to create large amounts...
Pressmen's Home Trade School building

Pressmen’s Home, Tennessee: Relic From a Bygone Era

Located in the hills of Eastern Tennessee, this abandoned complex was once home to the International Printing Pressmen and Assistants Union of North America....
Eagle Mountain

Eagle Mountain, CA: From Boom to Bust to Boom to Bust

The United States has many ghost towns scattered throughout the West. Most have the same story: A deposit of some precious metal is discovered,...

World’s Largest Old Car Junkyard: Old Car City U.S.A.

Fifty miles north of Atlanta, a 34-acre compound houses one of the largest car collections in the world. But this collection doesn’t have polished...
Swannanoa

Swannanoa: Deconstructing an American Palace

With its Carrara marble, terraced English gardens, and Tiffany stained glass, Swannanoa is one of the few Virginia estates that can rival the Gilded...

The Story of Gennie Pilarski

Genevieve "Gennie" Pilarski quietly passed away in her nursing home room one September day in 1998 at the age of 79.  Few noticed or...