Ghost towns

WHS including abandoned towns "for which the reason for being no longer exists". (wiki)

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Glacier parks Kennicott Ghost Town
Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works The Saltpeter towns were completely and totally abandoned by 1960, after the demand for natural sodium nitrate had been replaced by industrial nitrogen
Sewell Mining Town "Neither accidents nor natural disasters were the ultimate cause of Sewell’s abandonment. Instead, it was nationalization by the Allende government that brought about the town’s demise. In 1977, after six years of state ownership, the National Copper Corporation of Chile began to move families out of Sewell."
Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution Hashima: "Mitsubishi closed the mine, everyone left, and this island city was abandoned, left to revert back to nature."
St. Kilda "..abandoned since 1930. When the last residents of the United Kingdom’s remotest islands requested evacuation to the mainland, they left behind a traditional Scottish coastal village which now lies in ruins."


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