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Cape Henlopen is an interesting mix of scattered dunes, and former military fortifications, located on a natural promontory on the Delaware side of the mouth of Delaware Bay, across from Cape May New Jersey. As the gateway to the Delaware River, and the cities of Wilmington, Trenton, and...
A decaying shopping mall shuttered since 1979, the Dixie Square Mall was an economic reflection as well as centerpiece of the depressed south-side suburb town of Harvey, IL once known as "the gateway to the south suburbs." Many attempts (including an ongoing effort by Jesse Jackson Jr.) had been...
A classic of the genre, this roadside attraction and family theme park is now abandoned and crumbling, after being closed in 1989. Located on the Baltimore Pike, a highway which has been surpassed by Interstate 70, the land immediately adjacent is now a shopping plaza, which has taken the name of...
In 1893, California Powder Works moved its black powder production from Santa Cruz to this then remote area, up the shore from the new Giant Powder Works plant. The company was later renamed Hercules, one of the first companies to be formed by judicial decree, as part of the break-up of DuPont's...
Charred remains of an old wharf on Point San Pablo is said to be the site of the last operating whaling station in the United States, finally closed by federal order in 1970. It continued as a rendering plant until it burned down around 1990. Before fossil fuels, living fuels such as whale oil were...