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A Ghost Town in South Dakota

Okaton, South Dakota was once a thriving community of rail workers and pioneer homesteaders. When the rail moved westward, so did the workers. The Great Depression made most of the remaining farmers move to the city looking for any kind of work. Between the railroads closing that particular spur and […]

Ghost Town Kolmanskop, Namibia

A few miles from the port town of Lüderitz in Namibia is a well-known ghost town, Kolmanskop. In the 19th century, this area of desert was a thriving diamond-mining town. Diamonds were discovered in the desert in 1908, and Germans quickly moved in to exploit the discovery. The town that […]

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