Category: State by State

A Rare Find In Rural Kansas

Untouched for decades, I find less & less places like this each year Since I started traveling across rural America in 1995 I have always been in awe when I come across an abandoned building that has clearly been around since before the great depression. As someone who has practically never lived in a home built after 1924 (those 2… Read more →

A Flyover of Harlan, Kansas

Harlan, Kansas No Country For Old Towns As towns that sprung up purely for farming fade away, is there a place for small rural towns in America’s heartland?   Harlan, Kansas was like many small towns that popped up on the plains as America spread west when farming took a lot of labor and trains were the only way a… Read more →

Abandoned Illinois College Campus Now An Arboretum Open To The Public

The Buildings Are In Decline, But This Abandoned Site Welcomes The Public The former campus of Shimer College in Mount Carroll, Illinois is one of those amazingly beautiful places that make you cringe when you learn it’s abandoned. Shimer College started as Mount Carroll Seminary, in Mount Carroll, Illinois in 1852 as a day school and while the buildings and… Read more →