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Chicago, Illinois

Phyllis' Musical Inn

Combination beer garden and music venue in the heart of Wicker Park.
Spelter, West Virginia

Zinc Smelter

This former zinc operation has a 90-year toxic history.
Keyser, West Virginia

Pinnacle Knob Fire Tower

This former fire tower found new life as a communications hub complete with a scenic overlook.
Fayetteville, West Virginia

Kaymoor Mines

An abandoned coal mine reached by a steep hike.
New Cumberland, West Virginia

Ken Sinsel's Metal Sculptures

This California artist's front yard acts as a gallery for his unique, scrap metal animal sculptures.
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

John Brown's Fort

The last holdout of a pre-Civil War rebel who took the matter of slavery into his own hands.
Grafton, West Virginia

B&O Railroad Station and Willard Hotel

Two gems of Beaux Arts architecture that have been sitting vacant for years.
Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Birthplace of the Steamboat

A monument marks the location of the first successful steamboat demonstration.
Green Bank, West Virginia

Green Bank: A Town for 'Wi-Fi Refugees'

This rural community has attracted both scientists and techno-refugees due to its federally-mandated lack of technology.
Moundsville, West Virginia

New Vrindaban Palace of Gold

Despite its lavish ornamentation, and wholesome lifestyle of its devotees, this mountain commune has faced its share of issues.
Point Pleasant, West Virginia

Mothman Statue

This red-eyed chrome beast pays homage to the popular modern myth of West Virginia's insectoid monster.