Americana

Empire Nevada

Empire: Abandoned Company Town of Nevada

A company town is a town where all property and services are owned by the employer. For an employer who plies its trade in...
Eagle Mountain

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

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

Accidental Bodies of Water: The Salton Sea

In 1904 there was no Salton Sea. The Salton sink occupied the vast expanse of land 40 miles south of Palm Springs, California with...

The Horace Mann School

The Horace Mann School of Gary, Indiana is on the short list of American high schools that have graduated more than 75 classes of...
City-United-Methodist-Gary-glow

City United Methodist Church of Gary, Indiana

Perhaps one of the most iconic abandoned structures in Gary, City United Methodist Church was once the pride of the community. Built in 1925,...
Cahokia

The United States’ oldest great civilization: Cahokia?

When we studied Native American history in school, we learned about many tribes. Chances are you don't remember learning of Cahokia, a long-extinct civilization...