Downtown Rich Hill, Missouri
Rich Hill is named after its coal mining not the baseball player. Mining has long disappeared and the town is left with a decaying downtown shopping area buttressed on both end by quite large parks.
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sSores, Appleton City
Three of these stores have now been torn-down, and it is not clear that any buildings will replace them.
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Some towns have grown larger and taken over the services of small towns, and kept 'Main Street' more or less filled with a mixture of old and recent storefronts.
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Main Street, Wooldridge, Missouri
This is an extreme case of abandonment
A typical small town main street, wide enough to turn an ox cart, with a mix of buildings in use and unused, along with some empty lots. Banks nearly always are the largest and most solid buildings, and most towns have a water tower nearby.
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Helen's Place on Main Street, Spickard, Missouri
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Main Street, Rich Hill
Rich Hill is a small town in Missouri that was based on long deceased coal mining
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