Here Are 6 More Ghost Towns In Missouri That Are Nothing Like They Used To Be
By Stephanie Butler|Published January 20, 2016
A native Midwesterner with a love for family, friends, and learning new things. In second-stage of career life, this former college instructor enjoys contributing to OIYS, blogging, reading, and spending time with her kids.
According to Wikipedia, a ghost town is “an abandoned village, town, or city, usually one which contains substantial visible remains.” There are many reasons a town becomes a ghost town. It can be caused by changes or failures in economic activity it once supported, or due to natural or human-caused disasters. Floods, government policy repercussions, uncontrolled lawlessness, war, or pollution and nuclear disasters can all be to blame. Sometimes the term can refer to cities, towns, and neighborhoods which are still populated, but that have lost significant population in years past. Some of these towns become residential only.
In a previous post, we discussed the ghost towns of Arlington, Far West, Garber, Jollification, and Avilla. If you search the internet, there isn’t a lot of information about a lot of these towns, which makes these posts special. Through them we can keep the history of our state alive so these towns and their rich histories don’t disappear forever. Let’s keep the discussion going with 6 more towns that have seen better days.
If you have any further information about any of these places, please share them with us, along with any pictures either current or vintage. What are some other ghost towns at risk of being forgotten? Do you live in any of these places? Share in the comments below.
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