All Entries O to Z in Alphabetical Order

Oakdale

Oakdale Cotton Mill Village, North Carolina| A classic southern textile mill village. (9 photos - 2017)


Oglesby

Oglesby Illinois| Former center of cement manufacture. (1 photo - 2017)


Olympic Peninsula

Olympic Peninsula Washington| Some landscapes and nature shots around the Olympic Peninsula. (28 photos - 2017)


Oregon City Oregon | 19th century water powered paper mills and a municipal elevator. (11 photos - 2012)


Oregon Lava Fields, Oregon | Belknap Crater lava flows at McKenzie Pass and Lava Butte. (10 photos - 2010)


Owens Lake California | The Lake that Los Angeles drank (15 photos - 2012)


Owens River Gorge, California | Small, pretty canyon with abandoned and operating hydro-electric plants. (7 photos - 2013)


Palmetto Nevada | Roadside ghost town, mill and mine ruins. (14 photos - 2014)


Parchment Michigan | A ruined paper mill at the heart of a former company town. (6 photos - 2017)


Park Hills/Dislodge Missouri | Heart of the SE Missouri leadbelt during the early 20th century. (6 photos - 2013)


Pennhurst State School and Hospital, Pennsylvania | A large abandoned asylum. Secured and impossible to get into without taking a paid tour. (1 photo - 2013)


Petersburg, Virginia | Historic industrial district. (3 photos - 2013)


Peru Indiana | Formerly known as "Circus City" with a circus museum and more. (8 photos - 2017)


Philipsburg/Kirkville, Montana | Philipsburg is a nicely restored late 1800s mining town. Kirkville is a nearby (privately owned) ghost town with a marginally active mine. (5 photos - 2014)


Photographing Lightning, Utah | Where I try to share what I've learned about photographing lightning. (14 photos - 2013)


Pittsburgh Pennsylvania | Fascinating city that might finally be recovering from the loss of the steel industry (27 photos 2006-2010)


Plainwell Michigan | The nicely remodeled and reused, Michigan Paper Company mill. (4 photos - 2017)


Plymouth California | Small, historic, gold rush town. (7 photos - 2010)


Plymouth North Carolina | Nice, small, historic town on the Roanoke River. (12 photos - 2007-2012)


Port of Los Angeles California | Vast port and industrial area. (7 photos - 2013)


Portland Oregon | Bits of Portland's industrial past on the Willamette River. (12 photos - 2011)


Preston Castle

Preston Castle, Ione, California | Closed reform school with a large Romanesque Revival central building. (8 photos - 2017)


Greensboro, NC

Proximity Print Works, Greensboro North Carolina | The ruined Proximity Print Works and the renovated Revolution Mill. (13 photos - 2017)


Pullman

Pullman National Monument, Illinois | 1880s Company town now a national historic monument. (6 photos - 2017)


Quarai New Mexico | Part of the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument.(17 photos - 2013)


Pripyat Ukraine | Town that was abandoned after the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. (40 photos - 2014)


Quincy Dredge Michigan | Interesting abandoned mining equipment. (10 photos - 2010)


Quincy Mine Michigan | Part of the Keweenaw National Historical Park. (9 photos - 2007)


Quincy Smelter Michigan | Large copper smelting works near Hancock that had been abandoned for many years. It is now being preserved and is being included in the Keweenaw National Historical Park. (9 photos - 2007-2010)


Quincy Stamp Mill Michigan | Former stamp mill for the Quincy Mine. Currently abandoned and deteriorating. ( 20 photos - 8/17/2010)


Ramseur, North Carolina | Small textile mill town with a mostly demolished mill. (3 photos - 2017)


Rancho Seco Nuclear Power Plant, California | Decommissioned nuclear power plant. (4 photos - 2012)


Randsburg California | This former gold mining town is not quite, but almost a ghost town (8 photos - 2011)


Reno Nevada | 4th Street, the former main east/west highway is littered with old motels. (15 photos - 2012)


Rhyolite Nevada | Ghost town (20 photos - 2012)


Rio Vista California | Ex-urban housing development abandoned after the 07-08 real estate market collapse. (3 photos - 2014)


Ford's River Rouge Complex, Michigan | Ford's vast and weirdly empty River Rouge plant. (2 photos - 2017)


Riverside Illinois | One of the first planned suburban communities. (4 photos - 2017)


Roanoke Rapids North Carolina | Small textile manufacturing city recovering from the closure of textile mills. (14 photos - 2011 - 2014)


Robersonville North Carolina | Nice small town with an almost unmodified early 20th century commercial district. (4 photos - 2013)


Rockingham North Carolina | Several closed textile mills including one incredible 19th century mill ruin. (37 photos - 2013)


Rocky Mount North Carolina | Site of the first textile mill in North Carolina and home to several other (now closed) mills. (21 photos - 2013)


Rodanthe North Carolina | Water Fall Action Park, a small, roadside, abandoned amusement park. (13 photos - 2015)


Rosemount Minnesota | A few pictures of an oil refinery from a long time ago. (6 photos - 1991)


Ruth Nevada | Copper mine company town. Large open pit copper mine. (4 photos - 2013)


Ruth Mine, California | Abandoned mining camp. (6 photos - 2013)


Sacramento California | Some snap shots taken at various locations around the city. (10 photos - 2011-2013)


Saint Joseph Missouri | Shrinking, isolated mid-sized city with a wealth of historic buildings. (31 photos - 2013)


Saint Louis, Missouri | Some of what's left of the waterfront industrial district. (16 photos - 2013)


Saint Mary Missouri | Small river port town that the Mississippi river moved away from during a flood in 1881 (5 photos - 2013)


Ste. Genevieve Missouri | Well preserved French colonial town on the Mississippi river. (12 photos - 2013)


Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument New Mexico | Ruins of Spanish missions and Peubloan town sites. (3 Sites - 2013)


Salton City California | The largest community on the shores of the dying Salton Sea. (5 photos - 2013)


Salton Sea California | Shrinking, increasingly toxic, accidental sea in the desert. (6 photos - 2013)


Salton Sea Beach California | Small town with interesting mobile homes on the Salton Sea shore. (3 photos - 2013)


Samoa California | A uniquely well preserved lumber mill company town. (13 photos - 2015)


San Andreas California | 1849 gold rush town with a nicely preserved central business district. (4 photos - 2010)


Sanford North Carolina | Small early 20th century industrial city with ruins of a small cotton mill. (7 photos - 2008)


Satsop Nuclear Power Plant, Washington | A nuclear power plant construction project that was halted in 1983 when it was 76% complete - now a business park. (9 photos - 2014)


Scotia California | A well preserved lumber mill company town. (8 photos - 2015)


Scotland Neck North Carolina | Small town with two boarded up textile mills, historic downtown and an exotic bird park. (7 photos - 2015)


Scranton Pennsylvania | Heart of the anthracite region/Scranton Lace Company plant. (7 photos - 2008)


Seneca Oregon | Interesting abandoned lumber mill structure. (2 photos - 2012)


Sharon Springs New York | Faded resort town with lots of abandoned hotels from the late 1800s. (10 photos - 2013)


The Hotel Adler Spa and Resort Sharon Springs New York | Photos of The Hotel Alder in Sharon Springs recently taken by J.L.Drew. (16 photos 2016) Added - 06/26/2016


Shasta California | Roadside ghost town. (5 photos - 2014)


Shawnee Ohio | Historic Hocking Hills coal town. (13 photos - 2013)


Shawneetown Illinois | A town that mostly moved away from the Ohio River to avoid flooding. (10 photos - 2013)


Shippingport Pennsylvania | Small cluster of suburban style homes surrounded by enormous power plants. (3 photos - 2010)


Shoshone Idaho | Turn of the century railroad town - a little lost in time. ( 6 photos - 2014)


Silver City Nevada | Shrunken silver mining town in the Comstock Lode. (6 photos - 2012)


Smelterville Idaho | Small town next to a closed and demolished lead, silver and zinc smelter. ( 3 photos - 2014)


Soul City North Carolina | Planned, late 1960s, rural, black, utopian community that failed to develop. (2 photos - 2010)


South Bend Indiana | Once a major industrial center. ( 8 photos - 2017)


East Central Spokane, Washington | A secondary commercial/industrial district and a pre-prohibition brewery. (7 photos - 2014)


Steens Mountain Area, Oregon | Stunningly beautiful, empty, remote, wilderness. (15 photos -2012)


Steubenville Ohio | Small industrial city on the Upper Ohio River. (2 photos - 2007)


Stockton California | Mid sized city hit hard by the real estate crash.(12 photos - 2011)


Suisun Bay Ship Graveyard

Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, California (8 photos)


Marquette Cement

Superior Townsite/Marquette Cement Ohio | Not Much Left of the Town of Superior. Much of the Cement Plant is Still Standing. (20 photos - 2013)


sutter creek

Sutter Creek California | Kind of touristy 1849 gold rush town. (9 photos 2010)


Swepsonville North Carolina | Site of a large textile mill ruins that has been mostly - but not entirely demolished. (16 photos - 1/8/2006 -2/14/2010)

Taft California | In the heart of one of California's biggest, oldest oil fields. (6 photos - 2013)

Thebes Illinois | A formerly important steamboat port on the Mississippi river. (2 photos - 2013)

Tonopah, Nevada | Formerly a silver mining boomtown - now a services center for travelers with some interesting attractions. (10 photos - 2014)

Trona California | Bleak dying town in the desert with a massive chemical plant (7 photos - 2011- 2012)

Trona Pinnacles California | Beautiful, desolate wilderness. (11 photos - 4/2/2012)

Troy New York | A few remnants of the iron and steel industry in the southern part of Troy. (5 photos - 2013)

Turners Falls Massachusetts | Beautiful New England mill town with a lovely abandoned mill. (8 photos - 2013)

Virginia City Montana | 1860s gold rush town which is now a theme park like tourist attraction. (8 photos - 2014)

Virginia City Nevada | The largest city in the Comstock Lode mining region. Now a tourist attraction. (8 photos - 2014)

Volcano California | A small, out-of-the-way, quiet, 1849 gold rush town with a few interesting attractions. (8 photos - 2014)

Vollis Simpson's Whirligigs North Carolina | Extraordinary sculpture park built by Vollis Simpson in rural North Carolina. (15 photos - 2007)

Walker Lake, Nevada | Beautiful shrinking lake with a really nice and free camping area. (5 photos - 2014)


Wallace Idaho | The commercial heart of the Coeur d'Alene mining district. (7 photos - 2014)


Walnut Grove California | A well preserved, historic Sacramento delta town. (8 photos - 2011-2014)


Washington North Carolina | Well preserved turn of the century shopping district and nice water front park. (7 photos - 2007 - 2008)


Waterbird Regional Preserve

Waterbird Regional Preserve California | Nice park with a view of a refinery and biting ants. ( 8 photos - 2012)


Interurban Bridge, Waterville Ohio

Interurban Bridge, Waterville Ohio | A ruined interurban bridge. ( 2 photos - 2017)


Weirton

Weirton West Virginia | Accessible and enormous integrated steel mill, slated for demolition. (27 photos - 2006, 2010)


Weldon

Weldon North Carolina | Lower terminus of the 1823 Roanoke Canal which is being redeveloped as a walking path. Weldon has two preserved, historic mills and a nicely preserved turn-of-the-century downtown. (21 photos - 2014)


West Sacramento

West Sacramento California | The remains of Lake Washington- an unused shipping channel with lots of interesting abandoned watercraft. (8 photos - 2011)


Wheeling West Virginia | A thriving commercial industrial center in the mid to late 19th and early 20th centuries. It has declined since the 1930s but retains a wealth of historic buildings. (12 photos- 2006 - 2010)


Wickes Montana | 1870s-80s silver boomtown. Not much left aside from a charcoal kiln. (2 photos - 2014)


White River Falls State Park Oregon | Nice park in Central Oregon with a waterfall and an abandoned hydro-electric plant. (12 photos -2012)


Whiting Indiana | In the heart of a vast industrial area on the South-Southeast side of Chicago. (12 photos - 1991)


Williamston North Carolina | Small historic city on the Roanoke river. (8 photos 2010 - 2012)


Winder Georgia | Former mill town has now been revived and enveloped by Atlanta suburban sprawl. (10 photos - 1993)


Yankee Fork Dredge

Yankee Fork Dredge, Idaho | A 988 ton piece of mining equipment that was abandoned on the Yankee Fork of the Salmon River. It has been restored and is currently maintained. (8 photos - 2014)


Youngstown

Youngstown Ohio | America's fastest shrinking city. (3 photos - 2013)


yreka

Yreka, California | Nicely preserved gold rush town. (13 photos - 2014)


Zug Island, Michigan | Apocalyptic industrial landscape on a small island near Detroit. (3 photos - 2017)


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