Taken in Appleton City, Missouri, the store has now been demolished
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From The small town in MOKS
sSores, Appleton City
Three of these stores have now been torn-down, and it is not clear that any buildings will replace them.
Appleton CityMissouristoresabandonedmain street
The Rising Sun, Rich Hill, Missouri
Many theaters are like this one or have completely vanished from the downtown.
Rising SuntheaterRich HillMissourilandscapeabandoned
Main Street, Wooldridge, Missouri
This is an extreme case of abandonment
Appleton City, Missouri
Once quite a center when coal mining was active in the area, it had one of the first public libraries in Missouri. Now even this elevator has been demolished.
Grain Elevator in Appleton City, Missouri
This other elevator in Appleton City has also now been demolished.
Some towns are very small but with impressive store fronts. Not that this is any guarantee of survival.
No 98, Miami County, Kansas
From One room schools
School with Vulture
The bird appeared while I was photography the school south of Fort Scott
Found inside the school near Fort Scott