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13 September
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Llano del Rio

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Found via mental_floss:

Llano del Rio is one of the most distinctive ghost towns in the United States. Like many Utopian communities, it lasted only a short time — a few hopeful, productive years — before being abandoned. Unlike most, however, it was built to last — its granite foundations sourced from nearby mountain ranges — and, still in the middle of nowhere even 90 years after it was inhabited, it’s been allowed to linger on, a monument to the disappeared past on the edge of a vast desert.

Image courtesy of:  frankenspock

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