The Salton Sea – truly one of my favorite, and one of the most interesting places I’ve ever visited.
During studies, the EPA noticed that the dust blowing around through Picher contained zinc, lead, cadmium and other metals. By the 1980s, the metals had also seeped into groundwater, ponds, and lakes. Children had still regularly used these areas for swimming, which led to learning disabilities, among other problems in Picher children.
In 1878, Two Guns became the site of a mass murder of Apaches by their enemies – the Navajo. In an attempt to hide out, and avoid detection, the Apaches crawled into a cave at Two Guns. Unfortunately, the Navajos took notice, and lit sagebrush fires at the cave’s exit, shooting any Apaches that attempted to escape. 42 other Apaches that were not shot were asphyxiated by smoke from the fire. They were then stripped of their valuables. The murder site became known as the “death cave.”
Bombay Beach is surely one of the most interesting towns I have ever visited. The town is situated on the Salton Sea, 4 miles west-southwest of Frink in Southern California’s Sonoran Desert. The entire area is full of oddly calming post-apocalyptic views and various interesting projects left behind by artists, utilizing vacant spaces for creation in numerous expressive ways.
Things would only get worse for the town, when in April 1983, a landslide dammed the Spanish Fork River, vausing 80,000,000 cubic meters of water to back up, eventually flooding the town.
So recently, like many, I’ve been pretty sucked into playing Red Dead Redemption 2. Yes, sometimes I like to sit around, be lazy and enjoy video games. So anyway, as I was playing, it got me to thinking about many of the ghost towns I have photographed out west. I thought to myself ‘hey, I’ve actually seen a lot of
Only 25 miles from downtown Chicago sits one of the most historically interesting cities of the rustbelt – Gary, Indiana. The city was founded in 1906 by the United States Steel Corporation. Here they planned to place their new plant, Gary Works. The city was named after Elbert Henry Gary – a lawyer, and the founding chairman of the United