Google Earth Captured These 22 Images Of This Ghost Town in Illinois
There’s something about abandoned places that oddly fascinates me. Perhaps it’s the story they tell, like the story of the now-abandoned city of East St. Louis, Illinois.
In 1950, East St. Louis was one of the most successful cities in the state of Illinois. But the the building of highways and the restructuring of railroads out of its way had led to the de-industrialization of the city, eventually resulting to its near-economic ruin.
In 2014, East St. Louis became the most violent city in America.