Urban Ghosts is a great site for abandoned stories. This one about Kennecott mines in Alaska is poignant.
The last load of copper ore left Kennecott by train on November 10, 1938. The following day the abandoned mining camp was declared a ghost town, and is now a national historic monument.
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