January 1st, 2006

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Abandoned Places: 23 December – Our Wander around Victorville

In my personal journal, I mentioned having gotten over to Victorville on business. Now understand, Victorville was once a military town. George AFB (now a civilian field) lies up the road to the north. Other former military compounds exist around the community in other directions. Given this history, it’s easy to understand that when this large employer reduced operations and closed bases, the community contracted. There are dozens of empty facilities, homes and businesses all around this town. The pleasure of the journey was in spotting no less than 5 abandoned sites or ruins close to the highway. My kids and I stopped to view 2 of these sites (“Poetry House” and “the Ranch”).


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    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (on TV)
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Abandoned Places: 23 December – Our Wander around Victorville

Continued...

In my personal journal, I mentioned having gotten over to Victorville on business. Now understand, Victorville was once a military town. George AFB (now a civilian field) lies up the road to the north. Other former military compounds exist around the community in other directions. Given this history, it’s easy to understand that when this large employer reduced operations and closed bases, the community contracted. There are dozens of empty facilities, homes and businesses all around this town. The pleasure of the journey was in spotting no less than 5 abandoned sites or ruins close to the highway. My kids and I stopped to view 2 of these sites (“Poetry House” and “the Ranch”).


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Coming soon, photos from the “Sunken City” near Pt. Fermin
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    Linkin Park - In the End