Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Abandoned Places

All you have to do to see that the decline of the industrial era still plagues us is to visit Bridgeport or Waterbury or any one of dozens of old cities in the Long Island Sound watershed. From higher up in the watershed, here are some photos of the industrial past, Turners Falls, Massachusetts, where 18 percent of the population lives below the poverty line.

One conclusion to draw is that the great industries of the northeast exploited our resources, contaminated the environment, provided us with some short-term prosperity, and then abandoned us. Thanks for the memories.



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