South Dakota December 01, 2017
Nature Is Reclaiming This One Abandoned South Dakota Spot And It’s Actually Amazing
Spokane is a little ghost town in Custer County that was once a mining community. Now, nature is taking over the buildings left behind. Check it out!
Spokane was founded in 1890, along with a mine by the same name. Today, several buildings still stand, including a few homes and the schoolhouse.
The hope was that the mine would produce gold, silver, zinc and other minerals, but it never created much profit. Though Spokane had a brief heyday in the mid-1920s, it became a ghost town in the 1940s.
The windows of the buildings are long gone, and the exposure to the elements has really taken a toll.
Peeling wallpaper, buckled floorboards and crumbling ceilings are all that's left.
In one home, a stove sits with its doors wide open, and the floor is covered by a blanket of pine cones at least a foot deep.
In some of the buildings, trees, vines and weeds are growing right up through the floors.
A few abandoned cars sit in the yards, full of pine needles, grass and dirt.
Spokane sits on public property, so you can explore this little ghost town for yourself, but please use extreme caution.
These buildings can be very dangerous. Caved-in roofs can collapse without warning, and you could find yourself falling through the floorboards into cement cellars underneath a house if you aren't careful. Your best bet is to explore from the outside of the properties, looking in.
Another safe way to see this ghost town is by watching this video posted by
Kevin Kumpf on YouTube.com:
Have you ever visited Spokane?
abandoned place in South Dakota to explore.