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THE GHOST OF LITTLE LAKE, CA: OWENS VALLEY

Established in 1909 as a stop for travelers making their way between Los Angeles and the Eastern Sierra, this roadside settlement once included a store, auto repair shop, gas station, post office and an iconic rock-faced hotel.

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SOYLENT ANNOYMENT

When the CEO from LA based meal-replacement startup Soylent, decided to plop a red shipping container on top of a Northeast LA hilltop that’s cherished for its open space, not everyone was welcoming.  

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DOWN AND OUT IN YERINGTON, NV

After getting cop block’d while exploring the abandoned Sage Crest Drive-In in Yerington, I headed over to the former mining town of Weed Heights to check out the recently designated Superfund site of the massive Anaconda Copper Mine.     […]

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ARNE’S ROYAL HAWAIIAN MOTEL: ABANDONED

Opened in 1957 in Baker, CA, Arne’s Royal Hawaiian Motel had a great run until economic hardship following the Great Recession finally closed it down for good in 2009.      

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ABANDONED HOUSE SUNRISE: ROSAMOND, CA

Watching the sun come up from an abandoned house out in the Mojave Desert might not be everyone’s idea of a good time but I’m not like everyone else.  

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TECOPA, CA

This former mining town, with its healing waters, incredible landscape, abandoned treasures and rich mining history, is a great place to explore on your way to Death Valley National Park.      

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A DRIVING TOUR ALONG SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’S HISTORIC RIDGE ROUTE

Considered an engineering marvel in its day, this 48-mile route traveled along the mountain ridges between Castaic Junction to the bottom of the grade at Grapevine, CA and was the first paved highway to directly link the LA Basin to […]

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PLANE CRASH BROTHEL

In 1978, a promotional stunt for Fran’s Star Ranch Brothel near Beatty, Nevada resulted in the crash of a twin-engined aircraft. The wreck has been located next to the brothel’s billboard ever since.  

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MONTGOMERY PAS[t]S

There’s a cluster of abandoned buildings just over the Nevada border on a lonely stretch of Highway 6. An old roadside oasis 7,120 feet high where travelers could stop for gas, grab a bite to eat, get a room or […]

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FRAZIER MOUNTAIN FIRE LOOKOUT [ABANDONED]

The tower, a boxy wooden structure with peeling Army green paint, was built in 1936. Today it sits abandoned, a former shell of itself on top of Frazier Mountain.      

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