Thursday, July 17, 2008

Ghost towns in the pines

There are many old settlements that have been completely swallowed by the woods in the pine barrens.The sand roads themselves are being reclaimed by the woods.Topograghic maps made in 1957 show dwellings that are at best an old foundation today.The high point of industry and population was approx. 1850.Any structure made of wood is gone by the ravages of time or forest fire.Masonry structures are crumbled ghosts.Hiking through the 100,ooo acres of state forest will come upon an old camp or scattered vestiges of long ago human activity.The woods are all-conquering.

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