Take a Lonely Walk Thru Missouri Ghost Towns Lost in the Past
It's a part of Missouri that's practically been forgotten. Remnants of ghost towns that used to thrive, but now sit empty. An adventurer just took a lonely walk through what is left of these towns that have been lost in a distant past.
I found this new share by Travel With a Wiseguy on YouTube fascinating. He ventured to a handful of Missouri places that were very active up to 80 years ago, but now sit vacant with only a hint of what they used to be. Here's how he described his journey:
I'm back in Missouri for a tour through the southwest part of the state, starting with the mining ghost town of Phenix. It has several old and abandoned structures to check out and a significant history of mining in that part of the country. Next we go to the small community of Chestnutridge, where not much is left except an old gas station. On to US 160 where I'm confused trying to find where Kissee Mills was. Hilda has a cool old building just down the road, and finally we stop in Isabella, the only town on this list where I saw a current post office.
He does a great job creating his narrative about these forgotten Missouri places.
Some of these buildings still have part of the character of what they used to be. It's sad that they now sit as only a distant memory.
I see places like this and wonder how many people/families frequented this area for decades until they left. Many a vehicle gassed up here back in the day and I would guess it was also a local hangout like many gas stations were during that era.
If you enjoy seeing historic places like this, I'd recommend following Travel With a Wiseguy on YouTube. He frequently shares new content of his adventures in locations long since forgotten by the rest of the world.