el ganeden d'esmareldas

the garden of emeralds

Hamlet, North Carolina, US

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Plants eat away at the foundations of an abandoned home (Carpenter Gothic)

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An abandoned industrial building near Hamlet’s main street

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Hollowed out stores in Hamlet’s main street

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Storefronts (False Front) at Hamlet’s main street

Hamlet was founded in x when John Shortridge started a saw mill in the area. The name is said to be attributed to Shortridge naming it after the word used for a small, rural neighbourhood in England, ‘hamlet’. Hamlet soon got a railroad and railroad workers began to populate the town. Of Hamlet’s residents was John Coltrane, born there in the 20s. In 1991, a fire broke out at a chicken packaging plant, killing twenty-five people. Another famous resident of Hamlet is Ashton Locklear, part of the women’s gymnastic team at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

34°53′17″N 79°42′22″W

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