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Sat Jan 17, 2015, 03:57 PM

 

America’s Fading Main Streets: A Photo Essay

http://www.thedailybeast.com/galleries/2014/09/21/america-s-fading-main-streets.html#a9134806-3ce0-47b9-8dcc-9fe8cfba4a75



"It's inconceivable that we spend trillions on wars and billions bailing out Wall Street but that these important parts of our country and ultimately individuality are just left to rot."

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ND-Dem Jan 2015 OP
handmade34 Jan 2015 #1
ND-Dem Jan 2015 #2
Liberal_in_LA Jan 2015 #3
jmowreader Jan 2015 #4
smirkymonkey Jan 2015 #5
Botany Jan 2015 #6

Response to ND-Dem (Original post)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 04:06 PM

1. I have photos from across the Country

just like this...

Camden...

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 04:11 PM

2. Yes. My town is beginning to look like this too. It's lily white. And increasingly poor.

 

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Response to ND-Dem (Original post)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 06:08 PM

3. kick

 

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Response to ND-Dem (Original post)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 06:12 PM

4. Bruce Springsteen nailed this shit in 1984

Now Main Street's whitewashed windows and vacant stores
Seems like there ain't nobody wants to come down here no more
They're closing down the textile mill across the railroad tracks
Foreman says these jobs are going boys and they ain't coming back to your hometown
--"My Hometown"

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Response to ND-Dem (Original post)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 06:32 PM

5. K&R!

 

Great post! Thanks!

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Response to ND-Dem (Original post)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 07:41 PM

6. Brownsville, PA

I have seen a few times and it puts my heart in my throat. That town could be
a real jewel. It isn't hard to see in the days gone by the kids going to school,
the teens cruising the strip, and the workers going to the steel plants.

I drive through it from time to time and last March I tried to explain to my son
that towns like Brownsville, PA helped to build America and win WW II.

thanx for posting!

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