Tag: Kansas

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 →

Population Decline; The Hardest Hit Counties In Each State Since 1990

Since 1990 These Counties Are The Hardest Hit By Population Decline In Their State The 1990s are a significant time for Lost Americana, which goes beyond the fact that during that decade what was once known as “my abandoned barn project” got it’s start and later became the Lost Americana documentary. No, the 1990s are significant, because it was the first decade… Read more →

A (Rail) Road Runs Through It

The Railroad, Farmers and America I’ve really had two loves when it comes to photographing the ruins of the early twentieth century. The towns & farms of our agricultural society and the factories & infrastructure of our industrial past. Yet while both are very different there has always been one connecting element. The railroad. Following embankments that once had tracks has… Read more →