From the dusty towns of the old west, to the empty mills of the east, there’s just something about abandoned places and the stories they leave behind. Today’s Word of Mouth is all about ghost towns, from neglected Olympic villages to forgotten websites.
We’ll also hear the story of a small town in northern Maine where the ghost of a sea captain is said to roam.
And we’ll visit a ghost town in North Carolina that hit the jackpot when it was transformed into District 12 from Suzanne Collins dystopian novel, The Hunger Games.
10.28.14: Ghost Towns
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Henry River Mill Village in North Carolina was just another American ghost town - abandoned, except for the occasional passing tourist or history buff. That is, until it was transformed into 'District 12' - the oppressed coal-mining community from the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games.