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Abandoned Buildings and Stuff

Updated on May 4, 2016

ABANDONED

Abandoned buildings were an unheard of thing in the area I grew up in.

On a family vacation to the Midwest we went through areas where

abandoned buildings were often passed. I could not believe it. But,

how fascinating.

As a boy looking over old junk cars, equipment and machinery made my

day. Add buildings, or anything else of interest to it and we might end up

with a lens.

Now by choice I live in such an area. One of my joys is driving down

old back roads looking at all the "good old abandoned stuff". Why,

some of it has been more abandoned that others. And it needs my

inspection.

It is my hope that this lens will give me an excuse to hunt up more

abandoned "stuff" to share with you. And that it might give you a

few minutes of enjoyment, plus reason to thank God for what he has

allowed you to have.

AROUND THE COUNTRY - MISC. OLD STUFF

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Even children abandon things.  This was found in a yard in Wrightwood, CaliforniaOld tractor in Lytle Creek, California.  I could not get it started.Even tried pushing,  But they wanted it left there.Someone quit mining.  Found in Lytle Creek, California.Lytle Creek, California.  You can see why they quit using this wagon.Reminds me of the old west.  Phelan, California.Part of an old ski lift.  Wrightwood, California.Home sweet home.  Madison county, ArkansasTractor they would not let me play with.  Hindsville, Arkansas.Tractor rear end.  Hindsville, Arkansas.Not in use anymore.  County road 8350.  Madison County Arkansas.Another home on hwy. 45.  Madison County Arkansas.Just don't make them like they use to.  Between Hindsville and Clifty, Arkansas.More on hwy. 45 near Hindsville, Arkansas.They gave up.  County road 8615, Madison County Arkansas.Old barn in the Strickler Arkansas area.Same barn.  Front door.Abandon home near the Blackburn community, ArkansasJust love old barns.  This one is near Elkins, Arkansas.Have been admiring this house for close to 40 years.  Finally took it's picture.  Hindsville, Arknasas.This trailer just don't travel anymore.  County road 8350, Madison County Arkansas.Gas station.  Went out of business back when gas was affordable.  Greenland, Arkansas.
Even children abandon things.  This was found in a yard in Wrightwood, California
Even children abandon things. This was found in a yard in Wrightwood, California
Old tractor in Lytle Creek, California.  I could not get it started.
Old tractor in Lytle Creek, California. I could not get it started.
Even tried pushing,  But they wanted it left there.
Even tried pushing, But they wanted it left there.
Someone quit mining.  Found in Lytle Creek, California.
Someone quit mining. Found in Lytle Creek, California.
Lytle Creek, California.  You can see why they quit using this wagon.
Lytle Creek, California. You can see why they quit using this wagon.
Reminds me of the old west.  Phelan, California.
Reminds me of the old west. Phelan, California.
Part of an old ski lift.  Wrightwood, California.
Part of an old ski lift. Wrightwood, California.
Home sweet home.  Madison county, Arkansas
Home sweet home. Madison county, Arkansas
Tractor they would not let me play with.  Hindsville, Arkansas.
Tractor they would not let me play with. Hindsville, Arkansas.
Tractor rear end.  Hindsville, Arkansas.
Tractor rear end. Hindsville, Arkansas.
Not in use anymore.  County road 8350.  Madison County Arkansas.
Not in use anymore. County road 8350. Madison County Arkansas.
Another home on hwy. 45.  Madison County Arkansas.
Another home on hwy. 45. Madison County Arkansas.
Just don't make them like they use to.  Between Hindsville and Clifty, Arkansas.
Just don't make them like they use to. Between Hindsville and Clifty, Arkansas.
More on hwy. 45 near Hindsville, Arkansas.
More on hwy. 45 near Hindsville, Arkansas.
They gave up.  County road 8615, Madison County Arkansas.
They gave up. County road 8615, Madison County Arkansas.
Old barn in the Strickler Arkansas area.
Old barn in the Strickler Arkansas area.
Same barn.  Front door.
Same barn. Front door.
Abandon home near the Blackburn community, Arkansas
Abandon home near the Blackburn community, Arkansas
Just love old barns.  This one is near Elkins, Arkansas.
Just love old barns. This one is near Elkins, Arkansas.
Have been admiring this house for close to 40 years.  Finally took it's picture.  Hindsville, Arknasas.
Have been admiring this house for close to 40 years. Finally took it's picture. Hindsville, Arknasas.
This trailer just don't travel anymore.  County road 8350, Madison County Arkansas.
This trailer just don't travel anymore. County road 8350, Madison County Arkansas.
Gas station.  Went out of business back when gas was affordable.  Greenland, Arkansas.
Gas station. Went out of business back when gas was affordable. Greenland, Arkansas.

MORE OLD BUILDINGS & STUFF - STILL LOOKING

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Outhouse near Goshen, Arkansas.Old mill in Shelton, NebraskaBurned out church in Fayetteville, ArkansasDouthat, Oklahoma.Not well kept.  This is the result of twelve to fifteen years of being abonded.Yes.  The place sold real cheap.Abandoned house near Goshen, Arkansas.  But thank God.  The people have a new home up the hill.Even the chickens have abandoned the place.This place is not abandoned.  It has been restored and is in daily use. This is War Eagle Mills, in Northwest ArkansasDown town.  Yes, in the center of town.Deer, Newton county, ArkansasThis may explain why it's hard to find things.A residence in Deer, Arkansas.Here is an old Suzuki "Water Buffalo" motorcycle.Could be bought cheap.  Deer, Arkansas.City transit????  Deer, Arkansas.
Outhouse near Goshen, Arkansas.
Outhouse near Goshen, Arkansas.
Old mill in Shelton, Nebraska
Old mill in Shelton, Nebraska
Burned out church in Fayetteville, Arkansas
Burned out church in Fayetteville, Arkansas
Douthat, Oklahoma.
Douthat, Oklahoma.
Not well kept.  This is the result of twelve to fifteen years of being abonded.
Not well kept. This is the result of twelve to fifteen years of being abonded.
Yes.  The place sold real cheap.
Yes. The place sold real cheap.
Abandoned house near Goshen, Arkansas.  But thank God.  The people have a new home up the hill.
Abandoned house near Goshen, Arkansas. But thank God. The people have a new home up the hill.
Even the chickens have abandoned the place.
Even the chickens have abandoned the place.
This place is not abandoned.  It has been restored and is in daily use. This is War Eagle Mills, in Northwest Arkansas
This place is not abandoned. It has been restored and is in daily use. This is War Eagle Mills, in Northwest Arkansas
Down town.  Yes, in the center of town.Deer, Newton county, Arkansas
Down town. Yes, in the center of town. Deer, Newton county, Arkansas
This may explain why it's hard to find things.A residence in Deer, Arkansas.
This may explain why it's hard to find things. A residence in Deer, Arkansas.
Here is an old Suzuki "Water Buffalo" motorcycle.Could be bought cheap.  Deer, Arkansas.
Here is an old Suzuki "Water Buffalo" motorcycle. Could be bought cheap. Deer, Arkansas.
City transit????  Deer, Arkansas.
City transit???? Deer, Arkansas.

ABANDONED "STUFF"

NO. That is not an abandoned building. It is abandoned "stuff".

That pile of "stuff" in the right center background is a pile of chat.

In this case, toxic metal contaminated mine trailings. And of course

the concrete pilers in the foreground are part of the old mining

operation.

This is just south of Picher, Oklahoma on hwy. 69. This image was

taken in about 2002. Since then, Picher has become a Ghost Town.

In 2000 Picher had a population of 1,640. But by 2010 it had dropped

to 20.

Picher was a center for mining lead and zinc. This underground mining

went on for over one hundred years. But after about one third of the

children in Picher were found with lead poisoning and there begin to be

problems with mine cave ins, the Environmental Protection Agency

forced a mandatory evacuation and buyout.

Picher was one quaint town that I loved to ride through. It took you back

many years in time, in your mind. On your computer pull up a Google

map of Picher. All those small white mountains in the area you see are

piles of this contaminated chat.

MAYFIELD, ARKANSAS

Mayfield
Mayfield

THAT'S IT!

That is Mayfield, Arkansas.

Mayfield is an unincorporated community in Washington County Arkansas.

Mayfield is located at the intersection of hwy. 303 and hwy. 45.

I tried in vain to find the population of Mayfield. But I know it has one. I

ride or drive through Mayfield from two to ten times a week. And I see

scattered houses and farms. So, it must have a population.

But the image is the entire business district of Mayfield, Arkansas.

See why it is such a lovable town.

If I have to live in town - that's my kind.

ONE MILE TOO MANY

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Found this old wagon down at Fort Rock Christian Family Camp

in Brashears, Arkansas.

You might offer your help in restoring it.

FEELING ABANDONED?

Photo courtesy of www.bigfoto.com

I have always enjoyed seeing abandoned

buildings. Why? I do not know. Probably

because there were none in the area I

grew up in. And it is obvious that someone

needs to explore them. "Me".

However, abandoned people, or being

abandoned is something else. Life has

a way of being harsh. Often we feel left

out or abandoned - even when not.

I often feel left out when it comes to

people. We are walking two different

roads. I do not want to share in the

end result of their life.

But in over fifty some years of walking

or living with God, He has never

abandoned me.

"For God has said, 'I will never leave you;

I will never abandon you.'"

- Hebrews 13:5 (GNB)

If you will go with God, you will never be

abandoned.

"There you will look for the LORD

your God,and if you search for

him with all your heart, you will

find him. When you are in trouble

and all those things happen to

you, then you will finally turn to

the LORD and obey him. He is a

merciful God, He will not abandon

you or destroy you, and he will

not forget the covenant that he

himself made with your ancestors."

(Deuteronomy 4:29-31 GNT)

— God

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