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New Portland, Maine

Wire Bridge

This Maine bridge may be the last wire-supported bridge of its type in the world.
Point Pleasant, West Virginia

Mothman Statue

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

Point Pleasant Battlefield Memorial

The site of the one and only battle of Lord Dunmore's War.
Gallipolis, Ohio

Silver Bridge Disaster Memorial

The failure of one component toppled this entire bridge during rush hour.
Point Pleasant, West Virginia

TNT Area

These rows of World War II-era bunkers were the scene of some of the infamous Mothman sightings.
Pomeroy, Ohio

St. John’s Church Cemetery

A lost cemetery stands forgotten on a hilltop, known only to the older residents of Pomeroy.
Pomeroy, Ohio

Kerr’s Run Colored School

This schoolhouse for Black American children is one of the oldest remaining in southeastern Ohio.
Little Hocking, Ohio

Route 50 Tombstone

In the middle of an abandoned stretch of old Route 50 lies a tombstone that weighs three tons.
Washington, West Virginia

Abandoned Lock No. 19

One of the few surviving examples of the first lock and dam system built on the Ohio River.
Waverly, West Virginia

Mountwood Park

Once home to a booming 19th-century oil town, the park now houses a World War II submarine memorial complete with a torpedo.
St Marys, West Virginia

Willow Island Disaster Memorial

A memorial honoring those who perished in one of the worst construction disasters in U.S. history.
Marietta, Ohio

The Mound Cemetery

At the center of this cemetery stands a 2,000-year-old burial mound of the Adena culture.
Marietta, Ohio

B&O Harmar Bridge

This historic Ohio bridge is adorned with fanciful locks left behind by loving couples.
McConnelsville, Ohio

Big Muskie Bucket

All that remains of a gigantic earth-moving machine.
Buffalo Township, Ohio

Crash Site of the USS Shenandoah

The crash of this great airship signaled the beginning of the end for dirigibles.
Cambridge, Ohio

Dickens Victorian Village

Hundreds of 19th-century characters descend upon an Ohio town every autumn.
Zoar, Ohio

Historic Zoar Village

Ohio's 19th-century communist micro-society.
Canton, Ohio

McKinley Presidential Library & Museum

Mausoleums, astronomy, and animatronic dinosaurs at this memorial to an assassinated American president.
Akron, Ohio

The Glendale Steps

An elegant sandstone stairway built by the WPA still connects two neighborhoods in Akron.
Akron, Ohio

Site of Sojourner Truth's 'Ain't I a Woman' Speech

But did the famous feminist and abolitionist ever really say those iconic four words?
Peninsula, Ohio

Helltown, Ohio

The tragic reality of a town riddled with rumors of haunts, chemical spills, and serial killers.
Bentleyville, Ohio

Squaw Rock

Landmark dedicated to the plight of the American Indian, offensive in the 21st century.
Willoughby Hills, Ohio

Squire's Castle

Ghost stories surrounded this “castle,” the only structure from a huge mansion that was never built.
Euclid, Ohio

Hillandale Bridge

This abandoned bridge to nowhere stands secluded in the woods of a Cleveland suburb.