Friday, May 31, 2024


This video looks at how nature moves in when people move out. Their main example is Doodletown, New York, which was overtaken by Bear Mountain State Park. Doodletown reached its population peak in the 1920s, with about 350 people. About that time, the push to expand the state park began, and Doodletown homes were bought up. Wooden buildings were deliberately dismantles, but stone foundations were left in place. The last building standing was a school made of stone, left in place as a shelter for hikers, but after too much vandalism, it was demolished in 1980. (via Nag on the Lake)


WilliamRocket said...

Irresponsible vandals ... probably Mrs. Seal Beach's son.

See previous MC post

Bicycle Rider said...

WilliamRocket said...
Irresponsible vandals

As opposed to responsible vandals?